Industries Where Women Still Earn Less Than Men (CHART)

02/18/2011 08:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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.

But all professions are not created equal when it comes to salary inequality, as a new chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics neatly lays out. (Hat tip to the NYT's Economix blog.)

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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