NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – New numbers released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that women in Texas are earning about 85-percent as their male counterparts.

The numbers for 2011 show that full-time female Texas workers had a median weekly salary of $619 compared to a salary of $730 a week for men. The numbers are down from 2010 when Texas women earned more 85-percent that of Texas men.

The report also showed that Asian women earned more than their White, Black, and Hispanic or Latino counterparts in 2011.

Over the past 15 years the ratio of women’s to men’s earnings has generally trended upward, with the steepest climb in 2010.

States on each coast held a distinction for either paying women the most or offering the most competitive salary with male workers. Among the 50 states, Connecticut paid women the highest weekly full-time wage at $878. The state of California had the highest ratio of female-to-male earnings in 2011 at 89.9-percent.

The states lagging on women’s pay were Montana, with an average weekly salary of $564 and Louisiana, with a female-to-male earning ration of just 68.7-percent.

The report on women’s earning was compiled using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS).

Click here to read the Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2011, issued in October 2012.

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