Illinois earned a B- in a new report assessing status of women’s employment and wages in the states.
The report is a project of the Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
According to the assessment, in Illinois, women earn 80 cents for every dollar men earned, and women will not receive equal pay in the state for another 50 years.
Meanwhile, 30 percent of women in Illinois have low-wage jobs.
Illinois ranked 16th overall. States were scored 1 to 5 and Illinois received a 4.11.