10 Cities With The Biggest (And Smallest) Wage Gaps In America

By now, the idea that women make just 77 cents for every dollar earned by men is a bad-news statistic as familiar as the one that says 50% of marriages end in divorce. President Obama repeats it often. You’ll hear it again tomorrow, which is Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into 2012 a woman has to work to earn as much as a man earned in 2011. But that 77-cent wage gap stat isn’t the same all over the country. Luckily for us, Forbes did the math to figure out which American cities have the slimmest gap, and which have a wage chasm. By that measure, here are the five most unfair cities for women, and the five best.

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