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The gender pay gap has increased by 4% in Erie County since 2019

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Alexander Grey
In Erie County, women are paid around 17% less than men

The gender pay gap still exists, and in Erie County, it has widened by 4% since 2019. For every dollar a man earns in Erie County, a woman earns just 84 cents.

Put another way, women earn around 17% less than men.

When it comes to occupations in the county, the biggest gender pay gap is in legal occupations, where women earn approximately 53% less than men.

That means for every dollar a man earns in a legal occupation, a woman earns just 47 cents.

Erie County’s gender pay gap is around 1.5% smaller than the gap in the U.S. as a whole.

These figures are based on sex and median earnings over a 12-month period from the U.S Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The latest available dataset is from 2021 in inflation-adjusted dollars, and accounts for the full-time, year-round civilian employed population aged 16+.

Holly Kirkpatrick is a journalist whose work includes investigations, data journalism, and feature stories that hold those in power accountable. She joined WBFO in December 2022.