The median wage in Maryland is $25.75 per hour.
The average wage is $30.25 per hour, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But Maryland has the lowest hourly wage of any jurisdiction in the nation, according, in part, to the fact that Maryland is a “high-cost” state for businesses to do business.
In fact, the state has the third-lowest percentage of women in the country of working-age adults with a college degree, according a report released Wednesday by the Center for American Progress.
Maryland ranks 27th out of 30 states and the District of Columbia on the state’s gender wage gap.
This is despite the fact, according the report, that women earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.
This disparity comes at a time when the nation’s economy has been undergoing a massive expansion that has been largely driven by high-wage tech and financial services.
It’s also one that is largely driven not by the desire to boost women’s pay but by the fact they are more likely to be the primary breadwinners.
Maryland has long had one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S. and has one of higher unemployment rates than other states.
And yet, Maryland is also one of only a handful of states that does not require employers to pay a women’s wage.
This isn’t the first time that Maryland has seen a gender wage disparity in the workforce.
In 2012, a state audit found that women in Maryland had lower incomes than their male counterparts.
Maryland’s minimum wage is set to increase from $7.25 to $10.10 in January 2018, the same amount that the federal minimum wage will increase to.
And last year, a study found that the average gender wage in the state is $23.81.
“I think that the state that we live in has been incredibly supportive of women,” said Melissa Fares, a researcher for the nonprofit Center for the Study of Women in Higher Education.
“In some ways, they have been more accepting of women than they were 10 years ago.
But that doesn’t mean that they are equal.
We are not.
It means that we are still really not there.”
In order to address the gender wage imbalance, Maryland lawmakers passed a bill last year that requires employers to give workers paid time off, as well as maternity leave, paid sick leave and a paid parental leave program.
The legislation also requires businesses to pay women less than men when they need paid time away from the workforce, according an analysis by the Washington Post.
But despite the bill, Maryland has not seen any wage increases in the last few years.
In 2018, Maryland experienced a year of the year spike in employment that saw a 5.9% increase in median weekly earnings over the year, according data from the Maryland Department of Labor.
That’s due in part to a strong economy.
But the state also has seen high unemployment rates in recent years, according research from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
And despite the rise in unemployment rates, Fares said it is still possible that the increase in wages will continue.
“When you see this year’s number of people working, I think that it is possible that employers will be able to make more money than they would have been able to otherwise,” Fares told the Washington Examiner.
“If they don’t see an increase in their wages and they see an uptick in their unemployment rates.”
Maryland lawmakers have tried to address this issue with a plan that requires companies to pay at least 10 percent of the worker’s pay in overtime.
This would give companies the ability to increase pay in order to compensate workers for the additional hours they spend in the office.
The bill has not yet passed the state legislature, and it’s unclear whether the legislation will be included in a final version of the bill that will be released in February.
However, the Maryland Business Roundtable, a labor advocacy group, applauded the governor for making wage-gap pay parity a priority for the state.
“Maryland has been the only state in the region that hasn’t enacted legislation to ensure that women make up at least 75 percent of full-time workers,” said Laura Jorgensen, the group’s executive director.
“The Maryland Business Council applauds Governor Hogan’s leadership on this issue, which has been championed by labor and women’s rights groups, to ensure fair pay for all workers.”
The state’s minimum-wage bill is the first in the entire nation to make it into law, but the bill has faced criticism from advocates of a wage floor.
The Maryland Policy Institute, a nonpartisan policy group, says that while the state could use some more flexibility in how it works with businesses, the bill doesn’t provide enough flexibility to make the issue more palatable to employers.
The state could still create an incentive for companies to hire more women if they could make up the difference between their current wage and the wage required by the