Wage gap between men and women still exists

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A new report from the Labor Department found income inequality between men and women still exists.

In 2012, a median weekly pay for Massachusetts women working full-time was $840, whereas men working full-time made $1,040 per week. Both numbers are higher than the national average.

Some people told 22News the survey result doesn’t surprise them because it’s difficult for women to balance jobs and other responsibilities.

“Sometimes you can’t have the family, stay home and make quilts and cook nice dinners, and still be an executive at a top Fortune 500 company,” said Karen Whitman.

Just across the state line, Connecticut had the highest median weekly earnings for women. Women working full time there made $868 a week.

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