“The narrowing of the pay gap may have at least temporarily stalled,” writes Eric Morath of the Wall Street Journal in his analysis of new Q3 2015 data from the Labor Department:
The latest data marks the third straight quarter that the increase in male earnings was at least double that of female workers. As a result, women who work full time earned 81.1 cents for every dollar a man earned from July through September. That’s down more than a penny from a year earlier.
Morath attributes the widening of the pay gap to pay raises for men in high-paying professional jobs.