BLS issues data on women’s earnings in Mass.
Women with full-time jobs in Massachusetts had median weekly earnings of $797, or about 76 percent of the $1,044 median for their male counterparts in 2009, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, said.
That percentage was below the peak ratio of womenís-to-menís earnings in Massachusetts, which was 79.3 percent in 2004, the bureau said.
"Nationwide, women earned $657, or about 80 percent of the $819 median for men in 2009," the bureau said in a press release. "The ratio of womenís to menís earnings in the US has narrowed from 62 percent in 1979, the first year for which comparable earnings data are available."
Within the Northeast region, only New York and Vermont exceeded the national ratio, said the bureau, which added that the women's-to-men's earnings ratio in Massachusetts has been below the national numbers since 2003.