Difference in full-time, year-round income
: $13,263 Female full-time, year-round median income
: $41,953 (8th highest) Male full-time, year-round median income
: $55,216 (8th highest) 2011 unemployment rate
: 5.4% (4th lowest)
New Hampshire is by some measures one of the best states to be in as a female worker. The state had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country in 2011, and full-time, year-round females earned more than all but seven states in the country. However, they still earned $13,263 less than New Hampshire men in 2011. In the state’s Manchester-Nashua metropolitan area, the difference was nearly $16,000. More than 165,000 New Hampshire workers were employed in education, more than in any other major industry. New Hampshire women employed in that industry earned $34,007, while men employed in the industry earned $44,288.
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