A new study shows that women in Iowa are more likely to be in the workforce than their counterparts around the country and that they are paid substantially less than women elsewhere.
The Iowa Policy Project study showed that 67% of Iowa women in Iowa are in the workforce, compared to 59% nationally. According to the study, they earn about 78 cents for every dollar men earn, compared to 81.4 cents nationally.
The study shows that after two decades of closing the pay gap, that disparity has grown over the last two years. The median wage for women dropped slightly to $12.50 per hour, while the hourly rate for men grew slightly to $15.98.
Original Source: Associated Press