Report: It’ll take a shockingly long time to close the gender wage gap in Louisiana _lowres

People walk in the International Women's Day march for gender equality and women's rights from the United Nations to Times Square, Sunday, March 8, 2015 in New York. About 1,000 people gathered to speak up for the gender that traditionally is paid less for work and often has a smaller voice in policy decisions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Women working full time in Louisiana will one day make the same pay as their male counterparts. But, it’ll take a while to get there. A long while. A long, long, long while.

About 109 years.

An analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that Louisiana women earn just 66.7 percent of their male counterparts, the worst rate in the nation. At the current rate of progress at closing the gap, the institute projects the state will achieve gender wage equality in the year 2106.

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