Alabama Seal

By WVUA 23 Web Writer Emma Cary

March is Women’s History Month, and personal finance website WalletHub released a report commemorating the month by ranking 2018’s Best & Worst States for Women. 

To identify the most women-friendly, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to female homicide rate.

Alabama’s over-all rank is 47th out of 51, reporting in the bottom 5 for Women’s Life expectancy at Birth and High School Graduate Rate for Women.

Woman-Friendliness of Alabama (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 29th – Median Earnings for Female Workers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 42nd – Unemployment Rate for Women
  • 46th – Share of Women in Poverty
  • 26th – Share of Women-Owned Business
  • 47th – High School Graduate for Women
  • 41st – Share of Women Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
  • 32nd – Female Uninsured Rate
  • 50th – Women’s Life Expectancy at Birth
  • 24th – Women’s Preventive Health Care

The top ranked Women Friendly states over-all are as follows:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Vermont
  4. North Dakota
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Maine
  7. Hawaii
  8. Connecticut
  9. Iowa
  10. New Hampshire
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