Five states have no equal-pay laws whatsoever: Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. Three states — Louisiana, Oregon and Vermont — passed or amended existing laws last year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Here’s a look at a few charts from the report that show how the pay gap has changed over time and how it differs by age, educational status and ethnicity.
The pay gap between genders widens with age, peaking in the prime working years, between the ages of 45 and 64.
The gap is relatively consistent across education levels, ranging from 74 percent to 81 percent.
There is perfectly equal pay equity among pharmacists and female counselors earn slightly more than men.