In 2018, Milwaukee was ranked the 18th-best place in the U.S. for women to have a career in technology, according to data analytics website SmartAsset.

But according to a new report from the same organization, within the past year, things have worsened for women seeking those jobs in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee now ranks 38th in a new study, mostly attributed to widening of the gender pay gap. In the 2018 study, female tech workers in Milwaukee were listed as earning 91 percent of what their male counterparts do. In the 2019 study, however, female tech workers in Milwaukee are listed as earning 83 percent. To add, female tech workers saw a decline in income after housing costs, falling from $45,486 in the 2018 study to $42,336.

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