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Pew analysis: D.M. women under 30 make 87% of what male counterparts earn


Young women in the Des Moines metro area on average make 87% of what their male counterparts earn, according to new analysis by the Pew Research Center. Nationwide, women 30 and younger earn 93 cents for every dollar made by a comparable man, but when you include all women, that number drops to 82 cents. According to the report, which examines data from 2015 to 2019, the median annual earnings for women under 30 in Des Moines were $34,518, while men under 30 earned a median of $39,707. In the Iowa City metro area, women under 30 made 101% of what men made, according to the report. About 16% of all young women who work full time year-round live in the 22 metro areas where women are at or above wage parity with men, the report stated.

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