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Over half a century after the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, American women still face a substantial gender wage gap across the spectrum.

Trish Garner and Regina Ayars talk about pay inequities. By 2017, that number had gone. down: past year, it was just 79 cents on the dollar for that demographic, according to a new report from HR analytics and software company Visier, released Tuesday for Equal Pay Day.

In 2015, U.S. women under 40 earned 81 cents on the dollar compared to men. Visier suggests a lower number of women in management is partially to blame; previous year, just 12% of women held management positions compared to 18% of men, and managers earn, on average, double what non-managers earn.

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Got 20 cents? Those two dimes represent the difference between what men and women make on EVERY dollar.

Asian American women earn the most compared to other minority women at 87 cents to the dollar.

"A woman with a graduate degree earns $5,000 less than a man with a bachelor's degree", the report says.

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Women earn just over $45,000 while men earn a little over $51,000 on average.

Women will not receive equal pay until the year 2059, according to the NCPE. Wyoming has the largest gap between men and women at 36 percent with NY and DE taking the top spots at 11 percent.

The date was researched by the Institute for Women's Policy Research using Census Bureau numbers from 2015.

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"Asking candidates their salary history is a key factor perpetuating salary discrimination and the wage gap". The law also requires employers to provide a pay scale for a position to an applicant if requested.

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