An unpleasant truth: Women still earn less than men for doing the same job.
And while income inequality between men and women has shrunk (see chart below), it remains stubbornly persistent and is prompting more workers to look for other jobs.
Overall, a woman makes about 76 cents for every dollar a man does , according to a new study by salary-tracking website PayScale.
Even when comparing the sexes with the same job title at the same company and using similar education and experience, the gender pay gap persists: Men earned 2.4 percent more than women on average, down slightly from last year, PayScale said.
Gender pay inequity has negative consequences on employee retention rates across the board, the report said. Employees, regardless of gender, who believed their employer was not addressing inequity were more likely to be looking for a new job in the coming year.