Women working full-time in Massachusetts make nearly $13,000 a year less than men regardless of education or occupation.

According to a report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, the lost wages means there is less money to spend on goods and services that drive the economy.

The report says that in a recent national survey, 62% of likely voters indicated they support the proposed federal Paycheck Fairness Act to help combat wage discrimination.

[Metro Networks]