ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -
(App users, to view the interactive data visualization, follow this link).
Data is sourced from the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development's Alaska Economic Trends March 2017 issue. To read the full study on The Gender Gap by Karinne Wiebold, click here.
Check out the interactive data visualization above to:
- Examine how the difference between men's and women's average wages have changed over the years.
- Examine which fields women work in the most.
- Examine how the wage gap compares in different regions and boroughs of the state.
On Tuesday, people protested across the country for National Equal Pay Day.
Created in 1996, Equal Pay Day is held in April to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men did in the previous year.
Nationally, women make on average 80 percent to the dollar paid to white men. While in 2015, women residing in Alaska reportedly made 68 percent to the dollar, according to the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development.