The newest wage report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has some surprising news about the gender wage gap in America. While median weekly earnings for the country's 5.9 million full-time construction and extradition workers rose from $741 to $784 between Q2 2015 and Q2 2016, male workers were found to still have “an indisputable advantage when it comes to earning potential compared to their female peers.” Despite the narrowing wage gap, the median weekly earnings for full-time women working in construction and extraction in Q2 2016 was $685, with men earning $786 and continuing to outnumber their female colleagues.

Yet in the category of installation, maintenance, and repair, male workers “are making a lower median weekly age for the first time compared to their female colleagues.” As Hanley Wood’s Data Studio notes, “According to the survey, the median weekly earnings of a full-time female worker increased 40% year-over-year to a non-seasonally adjusted $848, 3.7% higher than the $818 by men, making a huge step forward for pay equality.”

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