With Women’s Equality Day around the corner (Monday, August 26) and the U.S. ranking No. 51 out of 149 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index – falling two spots since the previous year – the personal finance website, WalletHub, has released its report on 2019’s Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality.
In order to determine where women receive the most equal treatment in American Society, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from the gap between female and male executives to the disparity in unemployment rates for women and men.
Arizona ranked number 18 overall in the study, and number 2 in workplace environment. Arizona came in at 42 for education and health, and number 13 in political power rank.
In nearly every state, women represent the highest share of minimum-wage workers. Arizona, Montana and Illinois have an equal ratio of females to males. Iowa, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming have the highest minimum-wage workers gap at 50.00 percent.
Read more about the study at WalletHub.com.