Analysis finds NH gender wage gap is largest in Northeast

Granite State women are paid 76 cents for every dollar men earn


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On average, New Hampshire women earn 76 cents for every dollar earned by men, or $13,353 less each year – the 14th largest gender pa gap in the nation and the largest in the Northeast – according to an analysis released by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

The analysis, based on U.S. Census data, was released in time for the so-called Equal Pay Day on April 4, a date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

According to the analysis, New Hampshire women are paid a combined total of nearly $5 billion less every year than men. And the gap is even more severe among women of color, according to the analysis. Latinas are paid 64 cents and Asian women are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

Nationally, women who hold full-time, year-round jobs in the U.S. are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. Black women are paid 63 cents and Latinas 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. White, non-Hispanic women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Asian women are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men, although some ethnic subgroups of Asian women fare much worse. And mothers with full-time, year-round jobs are paid 70 cents for every dollar paid to fathers.

The analysis can be found at NationalPartnership.org/Gap.

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