Bloomberg Law
April 10, 2018, 8:19 PM

States Use Equal Pay Day to Focus on Closing Wage Gap for Women

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent

States are ramping up proposals to implement equal-pay policies for women as the nation marks Equal Pay Day.

Legislatures and policymakers in many states say solutions they’ve implemented in recent years have failed to close the national average gap. Women on average earn 80 percent of what men in similar jobs earn. In some states women earn as little as 70 cents on the dollar compared to men.

A number of states marked the day by introducing new measures designed to do more. Equal Pay Day marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned ...

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