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As part of Equal Pay Day Wednesday Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz urged Connecticut businesses to review their pay practices to ensure women are being fairly compensated.

She said Connecticut ranks 40th in pay disparities for women. The disparity grows for Hispanic and Black women. She said Hispanic women make half and Black women make two-thirds of what white men make. She said a woman who graduates from high school will make $700,000 less than her male counterpart and a woman with a masters degree makes on average $5,000 less than a male with a bachelor’s degree. 

A notice to encourage employers to voluntarily review their pay practices will be going up on the Secretary of State web site, she said. For more information about equal pay click here.