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Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Equal Pay Day: New York Has Smallest U.S. Gender Pay Gap, Wyoming the Biggest

Lucy Westcott,Newsweek

New York has the smallest gender pay gap in the United States, while Wyoming has the widest, according to a new analysis published to mark Equal Pay Day.
Created in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity, Equal Pay Day each year is held on the day that marks how far into the next year the average woman would need to work to earn the same as the average man made in the entire previous year. So, while it’s being held on April 4 this year, if miraculous strides were somehow made in the upcoming months to close the gender pay gap, the day could be held on, say, March 31 next year—still representing a full extra three months of work for the average woman........

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