Median weekly earnings of the 111.2 million full-time workers in the U.S. rose 2.9% year-over-year, to a non-seasonally adjusted $824 in the second quarter of 2016, according to the Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Tuesday morning. According to the survey, the median weekly earnings of a full-time female worker increased 40% year-over-year to a non-seasonally adjusted $848, 3.7% higher than the $818 by men, marking a huge step forward for pay equality.

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