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The gender gap in wages has widened by a penny in Maryland over the past two years, with women in the state typically paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to a study released Monday.

The wage difference means Maryland women who are employed full-time earn $10,074 on average less than their male counterparts, the analysis shows.

The study by the National Partnership for Women & Families, which uses U.S. Census Bureau data, was pegged to Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, which marks how far into the year women must work to catch up with what men were paid the previous year.

A 2016 study by the organization found that Maryland women earned 85 cents for every dollar men earn with an annual pay gap of more than $8,600.

Click here to read the rest of the story written by Lorraine Mirabella over at the Baltimore Sun