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Wyoming has nation's highest difference in pay between sexes

 

October 9, 2018



CASPER — In 2017, Wyoming made headlines for all the wrong reasons. “Bad news, Wyoming women,” began the January 2017 article in Forbes. “Your state has the worst gender pay gap out of all 50.” 

The story, to anyone who’d been in Wyoming for any amount of time, was old news: Wyoming has had a long-standing reputation for paying women less than men. 

The state Legislature first took the initiative to study the issue in 2003 after another article — with similar findings — noted the state’s disproportionate pay scales. More than a decade after first acknowledging the proble...



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