SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Inside INdiana Business) — A new study from a Utah-based business services website says Indiana has one of the largest gender pay gaps in the country. Citing data from the most recent American Community Survey, Business.org says for every dollar a man earns in Indiana, a woman makes 75 cents.
That ranks Indiana 44th in the country for the smallest gender pay gap. Despite the low ranking, Business.org says the pay gap in Indiana has improved by 3.1% compared to 2010.
The website says it compared the median earnings of men and women across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data included only income derived primarily from job wages and salary.
Nationally, Business.org says the median earnings for women over the age of 16 average out to about 80.1% of the median earnings for men.
“Though equal pay for equal work has been federally mandated since the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, actual earnings for men versus women show that gender pay disparity is still an overwhelmingly common trend within the United States,” the website said.
California had the lowest pay gap in the country, with women earning approximately $0.88 for every dollar earned by men. You can view the complete list by clicking here.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is searching for answers in the murder of Jasmine Moore.
On Sunday just after 3:30 a.m., Moore was shot and killed shortly after patrons left the Sunset Strip adult entertainment club near West 16th and Tremont streets, just west of the White River.
Moore was described as a 28-year-old woman who followed her dreams. She recently graduated from Salt Lake City in cosmetology. She recently came back to Indianapolis to celebrate her son’s birthday.
On the night of the shooting, IMPD said two groups in cars were in a dispute. Shots were fired and one of the shots struck Moore.
24-Hour News 8 talked to Moore’s relatives on Monday afternoon, and they believe Moore was an innocent bystander.
“My daughter was an awesome mother, sister, niece, cousin, and everybody loved my daughter, the whole city loved my daughter, ” said Stephanie Tinnin, Moore’s mother.
Detectives are hoping to gleam video of those who pulled the trigger in Moore’s murder.
If you have any information in the Moore’s case, contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or 317-262-8477.