Equal Pay Day—how far into a new year the average woman has to work to earn what the average man made the previous year—falls on March 31 this year, a couple of days earlier than in 2019. Progress? Hardly, especially in a leap year.
At the current rate, it will take until 2059 for U.S. women to reach parity with men, says the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. And it will take even longer for women in many other countries: Projecting current trends into the future, the World Economic Forum projects it will be nearly 100 years before women in the 107 countries it continuously follows will reach parity.
Here are some other telling numbers that shed light on the persistent gender wage gap.