Today is Equal Pay Day, and the National Partnership for Women & Families has released the results of a new analysis showing how persistent gender-based wage discrepancies are. Equal Pay Day is designed to show how far into the new year women must work to catch up with men from the year before; the average annual pay for full-time employed women remains $11,084 less than men’s.
In what it calls the first ever wage analysis of U.S. Census data by metropolitan area, NPWF data show the wage gap affects women in all 50 states and the 50 largest metropolitan centers. The largest cents-on-the-dollar differences were seen in the states of Wyoming, Louisiana, Utah and West Virginia and the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Detroit.
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