Laramie, Wy – The percentage of unmarried mothers in Wyoming is at all time high. That information came out in the most recent Kids Count Data Book. It's published by the Wyoming Children's Action Alliance. The executive director of the Alliance, Deanna Frey, says the high rate is concerning because of the effects that are tied to single mothers giving birth, such as poverty and all the factors that are tied to it.
Frey says single mothers and their children have it especially tough in Wyoming because the state has the widest gap between what women and men earn. Right now female workers in Wyoming make 49 cents to every dollar that men make.