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Gender Pay Gap from the U.S. Dept of Laybor

By the time a woman reaches the age of retirement, she will have lost, on average, almost $400,000 in salary because of the gender pay gap, Chief Economist Adriana Kugler said in her address on June 21 at the 30th Anniversary Annual Conference of the National Council of Research on Women. She highlighted several department efforts to reduce the pay gap, including Wage and Hour Division and Office of Federal Contract and Compliance initiatives and unemployment insurance modernization that eases qualifying requirements for those who quit their jobs because of domestic violence or to care for family members. About 250 people attended the conference. Kugler also participated in a panel discussion on the economic case for immigration reform at the Community Leader Briefing on Reform at the White House.

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