Group is critical of Wyoming's Wage Gap
Laramie, WY – The National Partnership for women and families is the latest to condemn Wyoming's wage gap. The Partnership's Sara Crawford says that a new study shows that men continue to get paid much more than women in Wyoming.
"A full time working woman in Wyoming makes about $31,000 compared a man who makes on average almost $48,000. This is a lot of money, $16,520 makes a lot of difference."
Crawford says it means that some working women cannot afford to buy health insurance, struggle with a mortgage, or have problems paying their bills. She adds that 26 percent of women headed households in Wyoming are currently living below the poverty line. Tuesday/Today is National Equal Pay Day, which is designed to call attention to similar problems across the nation.