We reported on March 1, 2011 that a White House report noted that despite higher educational attainmnt, women earned only 75% of men doing the same job.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics now reports that full time working women slightly narrowed the pay gap with men over last year’s figures by 1%, to 81.2%.  (The March 1st entry explained that the 75% gap was for workers doing the same job, while this new statistic does not compare precisely because it subsumes all categories of jobs and whether the worker was full or part time).   The report, to which we commend our readers, reviewed overall labor figures carefully and made many findings as to pay disparity among workers of different ages, races, and genders, as well as contributing factors such as level of education.