Study: Essential-worker pay gap in R.I. among highest in nation

RHODE ISLAND had the fourth highest gap between average earnings for essential workers and the average state yearly wage in the U.S., according to a recent study. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG
RHODE ISLAND had the fourth highest gap between average earnings for essential workers and the average state yearly wage in the U.S., according to a recent study. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG
PROVIDENCE – Essential workers in Rhode Island earn 26% less than the average salary in the state, ranking as the No. 4 biggest difference in the nation, according to a recent study from Business.org. The study looked at May 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data for retail salespersons, postal service mail carriers, light truck…

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