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Study: Nevada among best states for women's equality

Posted at 6:01 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 21:01:49-04

Nevada is the second best state for women's equality, according to a recent study.

WalletHub compared all 50 states and found Nevada ranked No. 1 when it comes to the minimum wage gap, the work hours gap and the political representation gap.

Nevada ranked 19th for the overall earnings gap and 18th for the entrepreneurship rate gap. Nevada ranked 38th in the education and health rank.

The only state to top Nevada when it comes to overall women's equality was Hawaii. Coming in at the bottom of the list was Utah.

The WalletHub study was released ahead of Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26.

A Trulia study from March found that Las Vegas was among the top cities where women were closing the economic gap, ranking 5th out of the most populated 100 cities nationwide. However, another report from the National Partnership for Women & Families in April found that women were earning 84 cents for every dollar paid to men in the Silver State.