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Moderate Job Growth for Both Women and Men

According to analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) of the June employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for both women and men improved in May compared to April. Of the 175,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 82,000 jobs (47 percent) while men gained 93,000 jobs (53 percent). For the first time since December 2008, the unemployment rate for women who head households without a spouse fell below ten percent.

By |2013-06-07T00:00:00-04:00June 7, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Moderate Job Growth for Both Women and Men

Oregon’s Earned Sick Days Law Would Improve Public Health, Reduce Costs

Providing earned sick days is expected to save employers in Oregon nearly $11 million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The state’s proposed earned sick days legislation would also reduce public health costs by decreasing the spread of contagious illness.

By |2013-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Oregon’s Earned Sick Days Law Would Improve Public Health, Reduce Costs

Employers Not Filling Gap in Need for Paid Parental Leave in U.S.

This Mother’s Day, the United States is still behind all other high-income industrialized nations when it comes to providing paid leave to parents. And, according to a new analysis released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), employers are not filling the gap—despite many providing paid leave benefits beyond legal requirements.

By |2013-05-09T00:00:00-04:00May 9, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Employers Not Filling Gap in Need for Paid Parental Leave in U.S.

Job Growth Improves for Women in April 2013

According to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) of the May employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for women improved in April compared to the previous month. Of the 165,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 117,000 jobs (71 percent) while men gained 48,000 jobs (29 percent).

By |2013-05-03T00:00:00-04:00May 3, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Job Growth Improves for Women in April 2013

Wage Gap Persists in Most Occupations, Sales Jobs Worst Paying for Women

According to new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in nearly all of the 114 most common occupations. Women’s wages are lower than men’s even in occupations dominated by men and women have the worst earnings compared to men in sales occupations, such as insurance and retail sales.

By |2013-04-09T00:00:00-04:00April 9, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Wage Gap Persists in Most Occupations, Sales Jobs Worst Paying for Women

Job Growth Slows for Both Women and Men

According to analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) women gained 25,000 (28 percent) of the new jobs added in March, while men gained 63,000 (72 percent). According to the April employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth overall improved at a slower pace in March compared to the previous month, with 88,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls.

By |2013-04-08T00:00:00-04:00April 8, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Job Growth Slows for Both Women and Men

Wage Gap Will Take 45 Years to Close, No Progress Since Last Year

New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, at the current pace of progress, the wage gap between working men and women will not close until the year 2057. This updates previous research from IWPR showing that the wage gap would close in 2056 because slow progress in recent years moves the goal for equality one year further away.

By |2013-04-05T00:00:00-04:00April 5, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Wage Gap Will Take 45 Years to Close, No Progress Since Last Year

Women in West Virginia Face Large Wage Gap, Disproportionate Poverty

A recently released report, The Status of Women and Girls in West Virginia, shows women in the state have made gains in education and entrepreneurship, but still face disproportionate levels of poverty and a gaping gender wage gap. This report was written by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in collaboration with the West Virginia Women’s Commission (WVWC).

By |2013-04-05T00:00:00-04:00April 5, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women in West Virginia Face Large Wage Gap, Disproportionate Poverty
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