Yes, women still earn just 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. Here’s what you need to know about pay equality–or lack thereof.


In New York, women under 35 earn $1.02 for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. What is it that sets the Empire State apart? Education is a big factor. About 47% of millennial women in New York hold a bachelor’s degree, compared with 38% of the state’s millennial men, says Jessica Milli, a senior research associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: “That education translates into better job opportunities and enables women to move into better paying jobs such as managerial and professional occupations.”