Wage gap in Washington shows women, minorities continue to get short shrift

The fight for equal pay in Washington is far from over, with women and minorities still on the short end of the wage gap.

The nonprofit National Partnership for Women and Families came out with a new study that shows the state is one of the worst in the country for pay equity.

Median pay for women in Washington was $18,400 less than what men earned. That’s only second to Utah, where the gap was $20,649.

“It’s really shocking how bad it is here,” Grace Yoo, the Washington State Women’s Commission executive director, told the Washington State Standard.

Her theory was that women tend to be underrepresented in the

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