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FILE - In this April 6, 2016, file photo, fans stand behind a large sign for equal pay for the women's soccer team during an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Colombia at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report released on Oct. 25, 2016, found that the global gender pay gap will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Study finds women work more hours than men. Oh, and they don't get paid for it.



A new study released Wednesday reveals the United States is behind on gender pay equality.

50 more minutes each day

The World Economic Forum on Wednesday released its 2016 Global Gender Gap Report. The report highlights the amount of work that women do, which often goes unpaid.

The study reveals women spend more time working than men do. 

In fact, women spend approximately 50 more minutes a day working.

The report looks at data from about 30 different countries.

79 more hours each year

The study shows women around the world spend more time working, although men, on average, get paid more than their female counterparts.

According to the report, over the course of a year, women will work just over 79 hours more than men -- which is about the same as the standard two-week pay period.

The report also estimates the gender wage gap will not close for another 170 years.

Earlier this week, thousands of women in Iceland walked out of their job over the 14% wage gap.

The wage gap also varies by industry. The consumer industry has it the worst.

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