#N12BK: Equal Pay Day

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It’s Equal Pay Day today.

The day represents how far an American woman must work into the year to make what the average man made in the previous year.

That means it will take women until April 2 of this year to make what men made in 2018.

U.S. women who work full time are paid 80 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The statistics are even worse for black and Latina women.

A report by the City Comptroller’s Office found black and Latina women earn 57 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic man makes.

That means equal pay day for those women is still months away.

In 2017, the American Association of University Women found that New York men earned $55,636 annually, while women earned $48,901.

What do you think we can do to close the gap?

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