Equal Pay Day highlights wage gap between men and women

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Today is Equal Pay Day.

According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, the day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

The chart below shows the median earnings by occupation for men and women in 2017. Mobile users click here to view the chart.

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A Flourish data visualisation

Equal Pay Day was started by the committee in 1996 as a public awareness campaign.

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