Women continue to earn less than men but their wages rose at nearly double the pace as men between 2000 and 2008, according to a Statistics Canada report released Thursday. In 2008, average annual earnings for women was $30,100, up 13 per cent from 2,000. For men earnings were $46, 900, an increase of seven per cent. Women with a university degree earned $62,800 compared to women with only high school who earned $20,800. For men with a degree their earnings were $91,800 compared to $40,400 for men with only high school. The difference in wages between men and women is partly explained by the fact that women are less likely to work full-time and when they do work full-time they typically work fewer hours than men.