The latest Harleys Financial Report, released Wednesday, reveals the average annual earnings for Harleys’ female employees has dropped in every year since 2011.
That is, the average earnings fell by $11,800 for the full year.
The average annual wage for female workers fell by nearly $8,600 for the year.
The report’s analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, while women make up the majority of the U.S. workforce, female employment fell by 1.9 per cent between the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years.
The report said that the average pay of female employees fell by about $9,000 for the fiscal year that ended in June.
However, while the overall number of women in the workforce decreased, the numbers of women employed at the bottom of the corporate ladder declined by 1 per cent, as well.
For women working in the business services sector, the pay was up by about 15 per cent for the same period.
This, the report said, was the biggest change in the gender pay gap in the history of the survey.
Women working in finance increased by 1,300 over the same time period, but the pay gap narrowed slightly.
Women in the financial services sector saw the biggest wage growth of the three sectors, while men were largely unchanged.
For the full-year, the gender wage gap narrowed by 0.3 per cent.
The latest report is based on data from more than 11,500 employees in Harleys U.K.-based retail stores and restaurants.
The Harleys report also looks at wage and salary differences between men and women in different parts of the world, including Canada and the United States.
The U.N. agency says the gender gap in Canada’s economy, particularly in the private sector, is large.
“While the gender and wage gap is small in the U