Washington, DC, Ranks Highest for Women’s Employment and Earnings; West Virginia Ranks Lowest
According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), states across the nation vary widely in their progress towards achieving equality for women in the workplace, with the District of Columbia ranking the highest in the nation for women’s employment and earnings, while West Virginia ranked the lowest. The analysis includes state-by-state rankings and letter grades based on a composite score of economic indicators, including women’s labor force participation, median annual earnings for women, the gender earnings ratio between women and men employed full-time and year-round, and the percentage of employed women in managerial or professional occupations. IWPR has been calculating and tracking state rankings in this area since 1996.
Nearly 7 Million Workers in California Lack Paid Sick Days
A new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 44 percent of California’s workers lack access to a single paid sick day. The report also finds that access to paid sick days in the state varies widely by race and ethnicity, occupation, work schedule, earnings level, and where workers live.
New Survey Finds Construction Trades Offer Good Wages for Women Workers, but Harassment and Discrimination Still Common
A new brief from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) summarizes findings from the 2013 IWPR Tradeswomen Survey and finds that many women working in the construction trades earn good wages, but discrimination and harassment are far too common experiences.
Nearly 3 in 4 Accommodation and Food Service Workers in Orange County, Florida, Lack Access to Paid Sick Days
Hispanic and Food Service Workers among the Least Likely to Have Paid Sick Days in San Jose
A new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 35 percent of San Jose’s private sector employees lack access to a single paid sick day. More than half (52 percent) of Hispanic workers in San Jose lack access to this important benefit.