The Working Women's Department of the AFL-CIO will launch a new equal pay site on the World Wide Web on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The site (www.aflcio.org/women/equalpay.htm) will show how much the pay gap between men and women costs women over a lifetime of work - and what they can do about it, according to an AFL-CIO press release.For example, the release said, the average 29-year-old working woman with a college degree will lose $990,000 to the pay gap over her career.

The new Web site will let browsers enter their current salary, age and education level and get answers to such questions as, "How much will the pay gap cost you?" and "What could you have purchased with that money?" The site also will show how the gap varies by profession and by state.