Utahns are doing quite well economically, compared to how slowly residents of other states are clawing their way out of the Great Recession. Or, more accurately, half the state's working population the men are doing well. Imagine how much better things could be if working women were sharing equally in the economic resurgence.
Utah women who make up a bigger percentage of the workforce than in other states are paid only 55 cents for every dollar earned by men. That's dead last the greatest gender wage inequality in the nation, definitely a ranking Utah should be ashamed of.
Utah also has the nation's largest education gap between men and women who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. The percentage of women holding higher degrees is 6 points below the percentage of men with the same education level. Idaho is next to Utah's worst-in-the-nation ranking with a gender gap of 2.4 points.