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Report: Nevada women make 84 cents on dollar to men

Posted at 11:01 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 02:01:15-04

Nevada women continue to face a wage gap, according to a new report.

The National Partnership for Women & Families reported that women employed full-time and year-round in the Silver State only get 84 cents for every dollar paid to men.

They say that amounts to a yearly wage gap of more than $7,000, leading a combined total of nearly $5 billion a year.

The organization says it's significant considering more than 139,000 Nevada households are headed by women.

However, despite the wage gap, Nevada's 16-cent difference is well below Wyoming, which has the highest wage gap at 36 cents, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families. New York has the lowest with an 11-cent difference.