Alaska’s women are making progress in getting paid at the same rate as its men, but the progress has been exceedingly slow, said economist Caroline Schultz.
“The gap is closing very slowly,” she said. “At the rate they are going we’re not going to achieve pay or earnings parity any time soon.”
The study by the Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s Research and Analysis Section, published in this month’s Labor Trends magazine, determined Alaska’s women make 67 cents for every dollar earned by men.
The study is one of a series done every two years since 1988.