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Women are 76 percent of workers in the 10 largest low-wage jobs and suffer a 10 percent wage gap

Women are three-quarters of workers in the 10 largest occupations that typically pay $10.10 per hour or less (“the 10 largest low-wage jobs”). These jobs have dominated women’s job growth in the recovery: 35 percent of the total net increase in women’s employment between 2009 and 2013 was in these occupations – nearly twice as large as the share of men’s employment increase (18 percent). And even in these low-wage occupations, women working full time make 10 percent less than men.

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