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Gender Pay Gap

Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 26

Tuesday, March 14, is Equal Pay Day, which honors the ongoing struggle to see everyone paid fairly for their energy, time and labor. In 2022, women in the U.S. earned 82 cents for every dollar earned by men, and on average women earned $10,150 less than men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This gap varies by state, and surprisingly, Washington State has the undesirable privilege of joining ranks in the second to the worst category ($12,500 to $14,999) with North Dakota, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama, among others. Furthermore, women of color on average experience larger gender wage gap...


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