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New data highlights gender pay gap in Connecticut

Working women in Connecticut are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men.

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Working women in Connecticut are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual wage gap of $10,864, according to data from the National Partnership for Women and Families. This disparity is even greater for nonwhite women in the state: African-American women are paid 58 cents, Latinas are paid 47 cents and Asian-American women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

The median annual pay for a Connecticut woman with full-time, year-round job is $50,802 while median annual pay for a man who holds a full-time, year-round job is $61,666. The data also determined that the median yearly pay gap exists in all five of Connecticut’s congressional districts.

The partnership reported that more than 170,000 family households in Connecticut are headed by women, and roughly 24 percent of those families, or 40,431 households, have incomes that fall below the poverty level.

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