North Dakota Ranks as One of the Best States for Women
A new study shows that North Dakota ranks as one of the best states in the country for women.
In an era that has become historically important for all women in the U.S. and everywhere for that matter with such topics as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements coming to the forefront of the political landscape, WalletHub determined what states women are finding the best opportunities and faring the best socially and financially. It turns out that the state of North Dakota is the 4th best state for women in the U.S.
Several elements were determining factors in the study, including women's economic and social well-being rank (4th), women's health and safety rank (8th), women's unemployment rank (tied for 1st), and the ranks for high school graduation rate for women (3rd).
The top overall state for women is our friends to the east in Minnesota, while Massachusetts and Vermont finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Wisconsin finished just behind North Dakota to take the 5th overall spot. The bottom five states on the list, which are also considered the worst, are Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana finishing dead last (the worst).
To see where each state ranks, check out the map below.