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Census Shows Utah Women Paid Less than Men

Census Shows Utah Women Paid Less than Men

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioNew census numbers show Utah women still get paid less than men, but the gender pay gap is improving.

Whether it's teaching school or working construction, women in Utah only make 71 cents for every dollar a man makes.

Shauna Scott-Bellaccomo is with Business and Professional Women of Utah and the Utah Women's Lobby. She says she does not buy the arguments some make that men are breadwinners, so they should earn more.

She also says women should not be punished for leaving the workforce temporarily when they have children.

On Labor Day weekend, Business and Professional Women will lobby Congress to pass two bills relating to equal pay for women.

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