+ 3.6% Gender Pay Gap Increase
Historically, Wyoming has a large gender pay gap. Looking at both the controlled and uncontrolled data, we see that Wyoming consistently lands at the top for gender pay disparities. The state’s gender pay gap has serious implications for families: 31 percent of households headed by women in Wyoming live below the poverty level, according to a recent report from the Wyoming’s Women Foundation.
+ 0.7% Gender Pay Gap Increase
With 64 percent of the workforce in North Dakota made up of women, this state is in need of more equal pay protections. North Dakota’s main economic industries include agriculture, oil and petroleum, and renewable energy. These industries are heavily male-dominated, contributing to the state’s 22.9 percent uncontrolled pay gap.
+ 0.5% Gender Pay Gap Increase
In states like Oklahoma, where industries like oil and gas power the economy, women’s wages suffer. The oil and gas industry has the largest controlled pay gap, at -7.4 percent. Agriculture is also a popular industry in Oklahoma, and has a pay gap of -4.6 percent. In Oklahoma, women make up 55.9 percent of the workforce.
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