Here's how much Hawaii women earn for every dollar earned by men - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Here's how much Hawaii women earn for every dollar earned by men

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The gap between what men and women earn in the islands isn't the biggest in the nation. It's also not the smallest.

A new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, released to coincide with Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, finds that Hawaii women earn on average 84 cents to a man's dollar.

That wage gap -- 16 cents -- is five cents higher than New York and Delaware, where the smallest wage gap can be found.

But it's less than half of the 36 cent wage gap found in Wyoming. 

In fact, Hawaii ranked 43rd in the nation for the size of its gap, with Wyoming taking the top spot for its collosal wage difference.

Louisiana had the second largest gap in the nation, followed by West Virginia with 29 cents.

Nationally, women earn 80 cents for every dollar that men earn.

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