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The gender pay gap: 10 worst industries for women

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A new study by online content provider 24/7 Wall Street says the insurance/financial sector shows the biggest disparity in weekly earnings among males ($1,324 average) versus females ($872). The study, compiled from government data, says the other industries showing the biggest pay gaps, in order, are:

2. Professional services ($872 average women’s weekly earnings vs. $1,324 for men)

3. Health care and social assistance ($648/$902)

4. Nondurable goods ($577/$782)

5. Durable goods ($655/$875)

6. Utilities ($780/$1,029)

7. Information ($756/$997)

8. Public Administration ($783/$998)

9. Wholesale ($648/$817)

10. Retail ($504/$634).

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