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CHART: Industries Where Women Still Earn Less Than Men

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - 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.

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