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Oregon Workers See Gender Wage Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon men are still making more than their female couterparts, according to the new Census. The Census found in Oregon the median pay for a woman working full time year-round is $36,000.

The median pay for a man is nearly $46,000; this means women are paid 78 cents for every dollar men are paid, a yearly gap of nearly $10,000.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act. In the past two Congresses, it passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but it fell two votes short in moving through the Senate in 2010.