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Currently, women make up nearly half the U.S. labor force, "yet in 2014, a woman working full-time year-round in America earned only 79% of what the typical man earned".
Despite the EU legislation on equal pay in place, there is still a gender pay gap of about 16 % at EU level according to the above mentioned website of the European Commission. So there are good initiatives in place but there is still much work to be done.