By Katherine Peralta

It is going to take another 43 years for women’s average pay in North Carolina to catch up with that of men.

If average earnings of women and men employed full-time, year-round change at the rate they did from 1959-2015, the national gender-wage gap will close in 2059, a year before it closes in North Carolina, according to figures released Wednesday from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

IWPR’s figures show that a woman on average makes 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.

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