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Report names 2018's best and worst states for women

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Johnnie Parks | 07 March, 2018, 16:26

NY and California have their charms, but the best state for a woman in 2018 is Minnesota.

We have no choice but to leave it to women to confirm whether a report from WalletHub out today is correct: Minnesota is the best state for women.

In ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia on those two categories, WalletHub placed Texas near the bottom - at No. 42 overall.

The indicators included unemployment rates among women, female median earnings, percent of women living in poverty, percent of women-owned businesses, and percent of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election.

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The top-10 states for women are (in order) Minnesota, Massachusetts, Vermont, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Maine, Hawaii, Connecticut, Iowa and New Hampshire.

The worst five states across the board?

When it comes to voting, our state made the top five for highest percentage of women voting. The Volunteer State came in No. 29 in the economic and social well-being portion.

Minnesota is the best state for women, while Louisiana is the worst, according to the study.

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