New and Improved Data and Statistics
The Department of Labor has enhanced its Data & Stats portion of its website by adding a new “Earnings” section. This section features a series of charts and graphs showing the most recent annual earnings averages by selected topics and demographic characteristics.
- Women with an advanced degree earn less than men with bachelor’s degrees.
- Women with an associate’s degree or some college earn less than male high school graduates.
- The gender wage gap is greatest between men and women with advanced degrees.
- Men’s earnings increase with age until 55-64 years of age, while women’s earnings reach their peak at 35-44, and then remain stagnant until dropping for those age 65 and older.
- Almost 4 in 5 occupations had a wage gap of at least 10%.
They have also updated their “Latest Annual Data” section with the 2014 numbers released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. This data includes labor force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment by industry, and educational attainment.
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