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Nevada isn't very woman-friendly, study says

Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 21:06:31-05

WalletHub recently compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics of living standards for women. Nevada didn't fare so well.

According to the study, the Silver State is the 5th worst in the nation for women. Here are some of the key findings:

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

  • 28th – Median Earnings for Female Workers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 50th – Unemployment Rate for Women
  • 27th – Share of Women in Poverty
  • 24th – Share of Women-Owned Businesses
  • 34th – High School Dropout Rate for Women
  • 41st – Share of Women Who Voted in 2012 Presidential Election (Year of the most recent available data)
  • 50th – Female Uninsured Rate
  • 34th – Women’s Life Expectancy at Birth
  • 50th – Quality of Women’s Hospitals
  • 38th – Women’s Preventive Health Care

Minnesota topped the list as the best state for women while Mississippi came in dead last.