Federal Data Show Louisiana Has Nation’s Widest Gap in Pay for Women

BATON ROUGE – Data compiled by the federal government show Louisiana has the nation’s largest gap in wages between women and men. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Louisiana is behind every state and the District of Columbia in gender wage disparity. The data show women in Louisiana earn an average of 65 cents for every dollar paid to men, a wage gap of 35 percent.

 

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