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More fallout: Gender pay gap at Obama White House (12%) is more than twice the pay gap for the DC area (5.2%)

whitehousegapMore fallout on the White House’s gender pay gap… Women working full-time in the nation’s capitol make 5.2% less than men on average, according to the most recent BLS data. Women working in the Obama White House earn 12% less than male staffers on average, see chart above.

Bottom Line: The pay gap at the Discriminator-in-Chief’s White House (12%) is twice the average pay gap for the DC area (5.2%).

Here are more details from Caroline May at The Daily Caller:

While the White House has argued that the wage gap between men and women in the White House is better than the national average, it is far worst than the average in the District of Columbia. The pay gap among women in the White House is more than twice as large as the average in the nation’s capital.

While female White House staffers earn about 88 cents for every dollar men in the White House make, women in the District earn about 95 cents for every dollar a men make, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a 12-cent pay gap at the White House compared to a five-cent pay gap in the District of Columbia (see chart above).

The metric used to derive both pay gaps is the same the government has used to arrive at the 77-cent national average.

 

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