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24/7 Wall St.: The 10 Worst-Paying States for Women

8. New Hampshire

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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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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