At this rate, five states still won’t close their gender wage gap this century


At last count, women in America working full-time, year-round earned 78 cents for every dollar men earned. At its current rate, the US won’t close that gender wage gap until 2058, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit that advocates for policies that help women at work.

IWPR took this one step further, calculating when states’ wage gaps will close. The first, Florida, is estimated to have a 0-percent wage gap in 23 years. But five states will have to wait until at least 2100 for pay parity.

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