Study: Idaho Ranks 46th in U.S. in Gender Pay Equity 

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In advance of Tuesday, April 2, being Equal Pay Day, the American Association of University Woman has published a report that indicates Idaho ranks 46th in the nation in pay equity, with a nearly 25 percent pay gap between men and women.

“Women shouldn’t have to work an additional three months to earn the same as a man in a single year. The American workforce isn’t going to stand for it anymore,” said Kim Churches, chief executive officer of AAUW. “Let’s make Equal Pay Day a thing of the past.”

The report, titled The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, compared the pay of full-time working men and women across all demographics. The study accompanied a new national poll that found 65 percent of women say gender bias is the chief reason for the pay gap, compared to 53 percent of men. Only 23 percent of those polled said the gap is the result of "choices women make."

Louisiana was ranked last in the nation for pay equity with a gap of nearly 31 percent, followed by Utah, Indiana, Alabama, West Virginia and Idaho. California was ranked first with an 11 percent gender-equity pay gap, followed by the District of Columbia, New York and Florida. 
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