MONROE, La. (KNOE) – March 24 was equal pay day and Louisiana has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the country.
A report done by the National Partnership for Women and Families, said women in Louisiana make $0.69 for every dollar a Louisiana man makes.
It also said Louisiana women make 73.6% of what men earn nationwide.
Back in 2013, Louisiana lawmakers passed the Equal Pay for Women Act requiring female state workers to be paid the same as men for the same job.
Multiple efforts to expand that to women in the public sector have since failed.