According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the pay gap between male and female workers in Colorado has narrowed in the past 15 years. But women working full time year-round still earn less than their male counterparts — about 86 cents for every dollar a man made in 2016. If the wage gap was eliminated in Colorado immediately, the boost in a woman’s pay would be $7,000 a year, for a median income of $50,000.

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