Washington D.C. (KSDK) - The National Partnership for Women & Families says Missouri women are paid less than men in every congressional district. The information comes after an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data was conducted.
NPWF says the wage gap affects women all over the state. The data shows the median yearly pay for women in Missouri is $9,281 less than the median yearly pay for men. That amounts to women earning $0.78 for every dollar men make.
In Missouri's 2nd District women are only paid $0.68 for every dollar men make, which is one of the largest gaps in the nation.
Census data shows nationally, working full-time women are paid $0.77 for every dollar paid to working full-time men.
This is the first analysis of wage data by congressional district conducted in Missouri.
The findings for all 50 states and all 435 congressional districts can be found at the National Partnership for Women & Families website.