Bad news for Pennsylvania women: according to a new report by the Keystone Research Center, women stopped closing the wage gap with men. The wage gap was consistently improving between 1970s and the early 1990s, but according to the study, it has come to a halt. In fact, since 2003, women have been losing ground and from 2003 to 2007, the pay gap grew by 28 cents. Women comprise 47% of Pennsylvania’s workforce and now earn $13.20/hour, as opposed to $17/hour that men earn.
The press release about the study can be found here, and information specific to the Commonwealth is here (in PDF format). The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a story about the study, as did the Patriot-News in Harrisburg.