The Bakersfield Californian

California women and people of color are still getting paid substantially less than white men despite new state laws and policies designed to promote equal wages, according to recent analyses of data.

On average, full-time female workers in California earned 87.6% of what full-time male workers earned in 2020, according to a report released earlier this month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Another analysis from the human resources firm Trusaic found that California women in 2020 lost $46 billion due to the gender pay gap and that people of color in the state lost $61 billion due to the race pay gap.

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