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3. Illinois Department of Employment Security, the average income of women in the Chicago metro area This article is about the music production team. For the article about population centers, see metropolitan area.
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Ten years ago, Illinois women were making slightly less--about 56 percent of men's wages.
"In the same industry and in same jobs, males are paid more, and more females are employed in lower wage jobs," said Richard Kaye, a labor market labor market A place where labor is exchanged for wages; an LM is defined by geography, education and technical expertise, occupation, licensure or certification requirements, and job experience economist for the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Since the Illinois Equal Pay Act was passed in 2003, there have been 349 complaints filed with the Illinois Department of Labor, which investigates allegations of pay disparity. Since January, more than $19,000 has been paid to employees as a result of the labor department's enforcement of the act.
According to the WAGE Project, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit A corporation or an association that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive.
Nonprofits are also called not-for-profit corporations. Nonprofit corporations are created according to state law. that works to end discrimination against women, the income disparity Income disparity or wage gap is a term used to describe inequities in average pay or salary between socio-economic groups within society, or the inequities in pay between individuals who produce the same work. results in an average lifetime loss of $700,000 for those with a high school diploma A high school diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school. In the United States and Canada, it is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education. An equivalent is the GED. . Female college graduates will make $1.2 million less than their male counterparts.
"It affects women from time we graduate college all the way into retirement into our pensions," said Susan Bramlet-Lavin, executive director of Illinois NOW. "It costs us and it costs our families. When people are paid fairly, everyone wins, and it raises salaries for everyone."
Kaye said the future could hold more equal prospects for women. "There are more females enrolled in higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. than there are males," he said. "Higher education leads to higher paying jobs, so we expect that to change."
Adding up inequality Five years after the Illinois Equal Pay Act and 25 five years since the federal Equal Pay Act, women in the Chicago metropolitan area still make a significant amount less than their male counterparts, according to the quarterly workforce indicators provided by the Illinois Department of Labor Security. Average monthly earnings July 1, 2006-September 30, 2007 Men $5,020 Women $2,969 59% gap Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security Note: Table made from bar graph.