The Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment & Earnings

Julie Anderson, M.A., Emma Williams-Baron

June 6, 2018
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North Carolina receives a grade of C for women’s employment and earnings, which is better than the D the state earned when The Status of Women in the States was published in 2004. North Carolina women’s median annual earnings have risen and the gender wage gap has narrowed. Although a larger share of employed women work in managerial and professional occupations, which generally have higher wages and are more likely to offer employment benefits, the share of women in the labor force has declined.

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