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    The gender pay gap, by the numbers

    President Obama spoke at an event in 2016 on Equal Pay Day.
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    President Obama spoke at an event in 2016 on Equal Pay Day.

    Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, a date that symbolizes how far into the year women have to work, on average, to make as much as men did the year before.

    That’s because, estimates show, that women in the United States make anywhere from about 77 percent to 84 percent as much as men do.

    The day was first observed in 1996 and will be held for many more years to come, as experts project it will take decades before the gender wage gap is closed.

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    Below are some charts that go into further detail about disparities.

    The wage gap by gender and race, ethnicity
    Figures are median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers as of 2014.
    Asian men
    $56,942
    White men
    $55,470
    Men (overall)
    $50,383
    Asian women
    $46,334
    White women
    $41,822
    Black men
    $40,719
    Women (overall)
    $39,621
    Hispanic men
    $34,535
    Black women
    $33,533
    Hispanic women
    $30,293
    SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor

    Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mrochele.