The great recession may have left more American men unemployed then women, sparking cries of a "Mancession", but in 2009, women's median weekly wage was still only 80 percent of men's.
Women in construction -- over five and a half hundred thousand (.01 percent of total women employed in 2009) -- made 92.2 percent of men's weekly salaries. While women in finance, who earned bigger weekly paycheck only earned 70.5 percent of their male counterparts' salaries.
See the Bureau of Labor Statistics chart below:
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