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24/7 Wall St.: The 10 Worst-Paying States for Women

4. Utah

Difference in full-time, year-round income: $15,094
Female full-time, year-round median income: $34,052 (13th lowest)
Male full-time, year-round median income: $49,146 (19th highest)
2011 unemployment rate: 6.7% (11th lowest)

In 2011, Utah women with full-time, year-round jobs earned $15,094 less than men in those positions. But if part-time jobs are included, women earned $16,236 less than men in 2011, a higher pay gap than any state but Alaska. Two metropolitan areas in Utah earned a spot among the 20 metro areas with the highest pay gap between men and women. Women in the Provo-Orem metro area with full-time, year-round positions earned $20,446 less than men in 2011, the third highest gap in the country. Meanwhile, women in the Ogden-Clearfield metro area earned $17,587 less than men, the 13th largest gap.

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