The unemployment penalty that millions of women face after losing or leaving jobs during the pandemic seems likely to widen the gender wage gap in coming years.
Equal Pay Day falls on March 31 this year. At the current rate of progress in the U.S., women won't catch up to men when it comes to how much they are paid until 2059. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the persistent gender wage gap.
"This Equal Pay Day is another reminder of Ivanka's complicity in the Trump administration's illegal rollback of equal pay protections," a spokeswoman for the watchdog said.
"Instead, we should champion greater opportunities..."
"It was curious to us that someone who had been seemingly an advocate of equal pay would in such short time reverse course," a spokeswoman for the watchdog said of Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka Trump said Barack Obama's proposed policy to address the pay gap "would not yield the intended results."
The annual Equal Pay Day is held to highlight the ongoing gender pay gap.