A new report ranking women’s wages and employment compared to other states gave Utah a C-minus grade.
But one local researcher says she’s encouraged by this ranking.
“Utah has a C minus. Actually I’m kind of encouraged by that, I know that might not sound great to be encouraged by that, but we’ve made some progress,” said Utah Women and Leadership Project Director, Dr. Susan Madsen.
The report is from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Their annual Status of Women in the States Employment and Earnings Index uses “a combination of states’ performance on four indicators: (1) women’s earnings, (2) the gender wage gap, (3) women’s labor force participation, and (4) women’s representation in managerial and professional occupations.”
Utah ranked 34th out of 51 states, for a grade of a C-.