Families depend on women’s wages now more than ever. But a woman working full time, year round is typically paid just 80 cents for every dollar her male counterpart is paid. This gap, which persists by educational attainment and occupation, amounts to a loss of $10,086 per year for the typical woman working full time, year round, and today, April 10th, is the day her pay catches up to men’s in 2017 alone.

For a typical woman, this wage gap adds up to a staggering loss of $403,440 over a lifetime of work. And depending on a woman’s race or ethnicity and where she lives, the situation can be much, much worse.

Here are the worst states for women’s earnings losses over a lifetime.

All women

In eight states, women lose more than a half a million dollars over a 40-year career as compared to men. Women’s lifetime losses are the highest in Connecticut, North Dakota, Washington, Utah, and Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

 

Asian women

In 28 states, Asian women lose more than a half a million dollars over a 40-year career as compared to white, non-Hispanic men. Asian women’s lifetime losses are the highest in New Hampshire, California, D.C., Louisiana, and Alaska, where they would lose nearly $1.3 million over a lifetime of work.

 

 

 

 

 

Black women

In eight states, Black women lose a million dollars or more over the course of a 40-year career as compared to white, non-Hispanic men. Black women’s lifetime losses are highest in California, Louisiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, and D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

Latinas

In 24 states, Latinas lose a million dollars or more over the course of a 40-year career as compared to white, non-Hispanic men. Latinas’ lifetime losses are highest in Connecticut, Maryland, California, New Jersey, and D.C., where they would lose more than $2 million over a lifetime of work.

 

 

 

 

 

Native women

In 11 states, Native women lose a million dollars or more over the course of a 40-year career as compared to white, non-Hispanic men. Native women’s lifetime losses are highest in Texas, Delaware, Connecticut, California, and New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see where your state ranks? Check out our updated state-by-state map.

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