Latinas who work full time, year round in the United States are typically paid just 54 cents for every dollar typically paid to white, non-Hispanic men. This gap, which amounts to an annual loss of $28,036, means that to make as much as white, non-Hispanic men typically do in one 12-month calendar year, Latinas have to work almost 23 months—until nearly the end of November in the following calendar year. The wage gap between Latinas and white, non-Hispanic men is far larger than the wage gap between all women and all men; women overall working full time, year round in the United States are typically paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. If we don’t act to close this wage gap, Latinas starting their careers today stand to lose more than $1.1 million to the wage gap over a 40-year career. In fact, the wage gap between Latinas and white, non-Hispanic men has closed by only 4 cents in the past 40 years.

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