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These are the worst states for working women

Recently released Census Bureau data reveals that women made up almost half of the workforce last year, and on average, were paid 79 cents for every dollar made by men. The pay discrepancy, however, varies widely among states. 24/7 Wall St. reports, for instance, that according to data, women in New York "receive 86 cents for every dollar men make, while in Louisiana, women are paid just 66 percent of what men earn."

Taking into account the percentage of management positions held by women, the number of female leadership roles in government, and the wage gap, 24/7 Wall St. determined Utah to be the worst state in the country for women. Wyoming came in second place, followed by Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, Indiana, Alabama, and Kansas.

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