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Important stats spotlighting Equal Pay Day in 2021

March 24, 2021

Equal Pay Day is a day dedicated to advocating equal pay between men and women. Right now, in the US, women still only make 82 cents for every $1 a man makes. It's more important than ever with ongoing economic challenges to bring attention to the social implications and disadvantages around this pay gap.

Statistics about Equal Pay Day

Here are some additional facts about Equal Pay Day:

  • Historically, women have never averaged more than 83% of men's earnings.
  • Four in 10 women report experiencing gender discrimination at work.
  • The US has among the highest gender wage gaps in the developed world.
  • The wage gap is present across all education levels, though it's highest among highly educated workers.
  • Latina women only make 54 cents for every dollar white, non-Hispanic men make.
  • Black women only make 63 cents for every dollar white, non-Hispanic men make.
  • The gender wage gap applies to women of all family statuses, including parenthood and marriage.
  • Women experience higher poverty rates than men, especially among minorities.
  • Banning pay secrecy, preventing potential employers from asking about salary history and making salary data public are likely to help close the wage gap.







To learn more, here's additional content about the importance of gender equality:

Gender equality in the workforce nosedives after job losses hit women

How to celebrate Women's Equality Day from executive Kim Pope

6 Strategies to improve & empower the recruitment of women in tech

Celebrating International Women's Day: WilsonHCG's Andy Gracey tells her story

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