Additional data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research noted that Florida could be the first state to close the wage gap in just 21 years (29 years for black women) and Wyoming the last state in 136 years (190 years for black women). Additionally, the IWPR’s report, “The Status of Black Women In The United States,” noted: “Black women make substantial contributions to the U.S. economy, yet face striking disparities in the labor market. Too often, black women experience discrimination in the workplace, preventing them from advancing in their careers.”

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