/ Modified nov 1, 2016 11:22 a.m.

Study Reports Fastest-Growing Wage Gap is Among Latinas

The average Latina is paid 54 cents for every dollar a white male counterpart earns.

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The difference in pay between the average Latina who works full time and her white male counterpart amounts to about $26,000 a year, according to the National Women's Law Center.

The center analyzed all 50 states over five years, and found that Latinas are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to their white male counterparts, resulting in the fastest-growing wage gap across ethnic groups

Latinas are paid less than white men doing low-wage jobs as well, the center found

The best way the average Latina can get ahead or break even is to get a college degree, according to the study.

The study showed when that same college-educated Latina compares her earnings with a white man – for the same job with the same amount of experience  – she earns 70 cents to every dollar earned by her white male counterpart.

The report concludes that the average Latina would need to work 74 years to make what what her white male counterpart makes in 40 years.  

See the results for all 50 states.

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