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Thu July 15, 2010
Report: Gender gap still worst in country
By Renny MacKay
Laramie, WY – The Equality State Policy Center has put out its latest report and it shows that the wage gap between men and women is still huge in the state. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has the details of that report
The Equality State Policy Center found that in 2008 women in Wyoming made 64 percent of what men made. They point out that this is the worst gender gap in the country. Nationally the average is 78 percent.
The report titled "Working Wyoming," also found that the state is very reliant on government jobs in almost every county more than 20 percent of employment is provided by state or local government.
The report also lays out a plan for how to make the economy in the state more stable. The first idea is to raise taxes on mineral development as well as on renewable energy production. The E-S-P-C advises saving most of the revenue from those taxes and recommends better budget planning.
For Wyoming Public Radio, I'm Renny MacKay.