Black Women's Equal Pay Day spotlights compensation inequities along racial and gender lines.

Despite the gaudy jobless numbers in November's jobs report, an apparent lack of so-called “good jobs” has resulted in a surge of hiring to fill low-wage positions, which negatively affects the Black unemployment rate.

In the report, the Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, researchers not only address how the pay gap is influenced by age, race, motherhood and education levels, but disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

New research says the gender pay gap makes it harder for women to pay off their student loans. Women of color are the most affected.