BLS: Arizona women earning 3/4 what men earn

- Contributed Graphic/U.S. Department of Labor

PHOENIX — Women in Arizona earn slightly less than 79 percent than their male counterparts in the same field.

That’s according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Using 2019 data, Arizona had 2.5 million people in the workforce, earning an average of $890 per week. Arizona women (with 1 million in the workforce) had average weekly earnings of $781, while men had average weekly earnings of $996.

In the Western Region, California had the best showing with women earning 89 percent what men earned, while Idaho had the worst at 74 percent.