PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Women are still not being fairly compensated for their work in Arizona and nationwide. That’s according to a new report by the U-S Department of Labor.
Equal Pay Day Falls is today March 15th— and it’s not just a random selected date on the calendar. It symbolizes how far into the year the average woman has to work to be paid what the average man makes a year. According to the Department, the biggest finding as to why women are being paid less than men comes down to something called, occupational segregation. The concept is that well-paying jobs –tend to be male-dominated and that women just aren’t being pushed to pursue jobs that bring in a big income. The example the labor department gave is that 93 percent of childcare workers are women, which is one of the lowest paying jobs in the U.S. while only 2 percent of women are electricians.
In Arizona, women make 83 cents for every dollar a man makes….