It’s no secret that women still experience their fair share of unequal treatment in the workforce, and even in society in general, but there are some states that have made great strides in women’s equality. Well, now a new report reveals which states are doing the best job at just that.
To coincide with Women’s Equality Day, which is Friday, WalletHub has come out with its list of the Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality. They looked at the 50 states based on 17 key indicators in areas of a workplace environment, education and health, and political empowerment. They include things like the gap between female and male executives, unemployment rates for men and women, income disparity between genders, and more. With that in mind, New Mexico earns the honor as the best state for women’s equality, scoring 70.03 out of 100 and landing on top for the workplace environment and 10th for health and education. Nevada, second overall, is tops for the political environment, while Kentucky is tops for health and education.
Top Ten States For Women’s Equality
- New Mexico
- New York
- West Virginia
At the other end of the spectrum, Utah ranks at the bottom of the list with a score of just 31.22, coming in dead last for education and health, in 48th for political empowerment, and in the bottom 10 for the workplace environment.
Ten Worst States For Women’s Equality
- South Carolina
As far as North Carolina goes, we are smack dab in the middle. We came in 25th.
You can see the rest of the report here.