Under 30-year-old women in the Sacramento region are breaking the trend - they are earning more than men of the same age. Using 2019 Census Data, Pew Research reported median wages for a full-time working woman in the region is nearly $33,600 or about $225 more than men. That surprising finding goes against the nationwide average where women still earn less than men. This region is one of only 22 in the country where women under 30 earn more money or the same as men under 30. That earnings parity shows improvement over 2000, when young women earned just 96% of their male counterpart. Experts conclude one possible reason for the difference is more women are attaining a bachelor's degree with average earnings of $62,000 compared those without the degree of $35,000 dollars.
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