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Friday Facts—Working Women in the United States

President Obama has said that the issues facing women today "are not just women's issues." From income disparity to underrepresentation in diverse fields, the challenges that women and girls confront in the U.S. workforce affect everyone. This week's Friday Facts takes a look at the strides American women have made and the work that still needs to be done.

For example:

  • Women are three times more likely to work in administrative support jobs than men

  • 80: Cents women made for every dollar men made per week in 2009

  • 18: Percentage of working wives who earned more than their working male spouses in 1988

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