Cook County Latinas make 44 cents on the dollar compared to white men

The National Partnership for Women and Families recently released a report on the wage gap for Latinas in the U.S. We took a look at state and local data to see how big of a gap there is between a white man and a Hispanic woman’s median yearly income nationwide, statewide and in Cook County. Here’s what we found:

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“Women of color are hard hit by a kind of perfect — and perfectly devastating — storm caused by discrimination, a struggling economy and the country’s failure to adopt family-friendly workplace policies,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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