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U.S. Gender Pay Gap Hasn't Budged for Two Straight Years

The pay gap has held steady at 82 cents since the start of the pandemic. 

Bloomberg business news
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The average amount of money American women make compared with men has stalled since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study shows.

After years of narrowing, the pay gap for women in the U.S., which accounts for average pay across industries and occupations, held steady at 82 cents for every dollar a man makes over the past two years, according to the Payscale’s 2022 State of the Gender Pay Gap report. The study was released on Tuesday, which is Equal Pay Day and marks how far into the year a woman must work to earn what her male counterpart did in the previous calendar year.