In the state with worst pay gap, women make a flat 30.1% less than men.
When it 1) __________ to gender-based pay inequality, not all states are created equal.
Working women in Louisiana, it turns 2) ___________, make 6% less than their male colleagues, even 3) __________ controlling for factors like job title, years of experience, education, skills, management responsibilities, and company size, according to a new report 4) __________ Thursday by PayScale.
That’s the greatest pay gap of any U.S. state, according to the study, 5) __________ collected data on 1.4 million full-time employees between July 2013 and July 2015. In fact, when the report 6) __________ the average male and female pay without controlling for any other factors, Louisiana’s pay gap jumped to 30.1% — meaning women in Louisiana are making almost a third less than their male 7) __________.
8) __________ three states also had controlled wage gaps greater than 5% and uncontrolled wage gaps greater than 25%: Alabama, West Virginia, and Wyoming. And 9) __________ no states had a wage gap of zero, three states did have an adjusted difference of less than 1% between male and female earnings. Connecticut and Nevada tied for the state with the most equal gender pay, 10) __________ by Maryland.