In New Jersey, women earn on average 80 cents for every dollar that white men earn, slightly above the 79 cents national average, according to studies by the National Women’s Law Center.
If you’re African-American or Latina, the situation is even worse. A recent study by the center found that African-American women earn only 58 cents for every dollar that white men in New Jersey earn. That’s below the national average of 60 cents per dollar for African-American women.
Latinas fare even worse – 43 cents compared to a dollar for white men. The national average for Latinas is 55 cents.