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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions. Released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in partnership with Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.

Join Florida Philanthropic Network, Florida Women's Funding Alliance and the Institute for Women's Policy Research for an in-depth look at the report's key findings. 

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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings

Publication date: 
04/2018

Women have made progress over the past several decades; there are, however, significant areas for improvement for women in Florida. Since the publication of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s 2004 report The Status of Women in the States, Florida’s grade for women’s employment and earnings has worsened from a C- to a D+. The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions.

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Continuing gender pay gap 'disappointing,' but Northeast Florida women's advocates optimistic

Release Date: 
04/13/2018

In Northeast Florida women who work full-time year-round earn 70 to 86 cents for every dollar earned by men working the same amount of time, according to a new report by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.

The largest area pay gap is in St. Johns County and the smallest in Duval County, but both fall short of the statewide earnings ratio of 87.5, according to The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings, compiled by the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The report was done in partnership with the Florida Alliance and its parent organization, the Florida Philanthropic Network.

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Women's pay in Florida worsening, but gap closing, report says

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

The gender pay gap in Florida is closing, but not for good reason.

Women’s median annual earnings in the state have fallen in the past decade, yet the wage gap has narrowed due to an even sharper decline in men’s earnings in the wake of the Great Recession.

That is one of the takeaways from a report called “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings,” released Monday. Its timing coincides with Equal Pay Day, which is Tuesday.

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My heart sinks for working women in Florida

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

The very next day, my heart sank when Brenda Tate, CEO of the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation, shared a new report on “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings,” which gave our state a grade of D+, down from a C- in 2002, and a ranking of 38th in the country when it comes to women’s earnings compared to men.   

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4/10/2018: Equal Pay Day; Moveable Feast; First Coast Connect Book Club; Mosaic 2018

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

Audio Recording: Tuesday on First Coast Connect we discussed Equal Pay Day with Paula Liang, Ellen Wiss and Melanie Patz from the Women’s Giving Alliance (01:12).  

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Florida gender wage gap gets a D+

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

Video: A D+ thats more like an F to some. The state didn't fair well in recent research showing women don't make enough and men don't make much more. Experts reviewing the study say it's time to take aciton both from a policy perspective and within women themselves.

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Women in Florida earn less and have fewer top jobs than women in lots of other states

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

Florida women get smaller paychecks, participate in the workforce less often and have fewer professional or managerial jobs than the majority of their counterparts in other states, according to a report released Monday by several state and national groups.

Florida ranks near the bottom of the country for these metrics, and the Institute for Women's Policy Research, a national group that contributed to the report, gave Florida overall a "D+" for its overall performance on this issue. A state group called the Florida Women's Funding Alliance commissioned the report.

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A month after Legislature failed to act on #MeToo, report finds Florida lags on women’s pay

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

A report by a national women's policy research group found that Florida ranks very low nationwide for women's participation in the workforce, median pay and share of women in top professional roles.

While the causes of these failures are complex, these findings came exactly a month after the Florida Legislature failed to address a problem that leadership from both chambers had said was a priority to fix: sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Knight grant pushes planning efforts for Frenchtown history

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

A $50,000 Knight Foundation grant will jump start planning efforts to create permanent historical markers in Frenchtown, one of the state's oldest primarily black neighborhood. 

The Community Foundation of North Florida notified the Riley House Museum that its "Souls To Lead The Way" application was awarded a one-year grant. Grant coordinators want to replace worn Frenchtown street banners on Macomb Street with historical markers, possibly similar to the ones that line Cascades Park. 

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