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Group: Montana Gender Pay Gap At 74 Percent

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A women's advocacy group says female workers in Montana earn 74 percent of what men make.
    
The Women's Foundation of Montana says that is bigger than the national average of 77 percent and one of the widest gaps in the country.
    
The group says women earn on average about $31,000 per  year, compared to about $42,000 for men.
    
Montana Commissioner of Labor and Industry Pam Bucy says there has been progress since women earned about half of what men made, but the gap is still very significant.
    
She says people don't seem to notice or care, and she is worried about stagnation and apathy.
    
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/153NdB7) Bucy made her comments Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Bozeman Business and Professional Women's Equal Pay Day event.

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