Wisconsin women lose $14.1B annually

A state-by-state analysis of gender wage gaps finds Wisconsin ranked 19th when it comes to the amount of income working women lose compared to men.

The analysis, from the National Partnership for Women & Families, and using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, revealed that a woman working full time, year round still makes only 78 cents for every dollar paid to a man in Wisconsin, resulting in a yearly pay difference of $10,959 per worker, and $14.1 billion annually.

The gaps are much wider when broken down by race. Louisiana came in at a sad No. 1, with a gender wage gap of $15,238 per year per worker, while Florida reported the smallest wage gap between men and women, at $5,474.