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Gender earnings ratio by weekly earnings, 1979-2015
YearEarnings ratio

1979

62.3

1980

64.2

1981

64.4

1982

65.7

1983

66.5

1984

67.6

1985

68.1

1986

69.5

1987

69.8

1988

70.2

1989

70.1

1990

71.9

1991

74.2

1992

75.8

1993

77.1

1994

76.4

1995

75.5

1996

75.0

1997

74.4

1998

76.3

1999

76.5

2000

76.9

2001

76.4

2002

77.9

2003

79.4

2004

80.4

2005

81.0

2006

80.8

2007

80.2

2008

79.9

2009

80.2

2010

81.2

2011

82.2

2012

80.9

2013

82.1

2014

82.5

2015

81.1

Notes: Earnings ratios show female-to-male comparisons. The comparability of historical data has been affected at various times by methodological and other changes in the Current Population Survey. Ratios of median weekly earnings are based on full-time, wage and salary workers, 16 years old and over. Earnings are in 2014 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars.

Source: 1979-2015 Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics