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Women in the workforce: What the data shows about pay and how Colorado compares

Posted: 8:11 AM, Feb 15, 2022
Updated: 2022-02-15 10:12:07-05
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Women in the workforce: What the data shows and how Colorado compares. Denver7 360 In-Depth takes a look at the challenges women face overcoming the pay gap as told through statistics.

  • A look at median weekly earnings in 2020 show women's earnings were highest between the 35 to 44 age group, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Salaries between women and men were closest in the 25 to 35 age group and 16 to 24 group.
  • 1 in 5 mothers said they had been passed over for a promotion or assignment at work.
  • In Colorado, the women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio has ranged from a low of 74.6 percent in 1997 to a high of 86.4 percent in 2019.