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Equal Pay Day: April 2, 2019

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3D illustration of male and female symbols with 2 piles of coins a small one for women and a larger one for men.

According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

“Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.

“Since Census statistics showing the latest wage figures will not be available until late August or September, NCPE leadership decided years ago to select a Tuesday in April as Equal Pay Day. (Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week.) The date also is selected to avoid religious holidays and other significant events.

“Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.”

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Key Stats:

Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.

Source: 2013-2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates.

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