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Editorial: Women's work undervalued in bay area

April 21, 2018

Even a strong economy and low unemployment cannot overcome the persistent pay gap affecting full-time working women in Florida. A new report shows women in Florida earned 12.5 percent less on average than their male counterparts, and the disparities are even worse for minority women and single mothers. Tampa Bay area counties ranked better than others around Florida, but the situation statewide remains disadvantageous for women, whose contributions to the work force must not be undervalued and underpaid.