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10 Best, Worst US States for the Ladies

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Louisiana is dead last
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2020 10:05 AM CST

(Newser) – Women make up just over half of the population in America, so one would think that health care, job opportunities, and goodwill toward working parents as they relate to women would be a top priority. WalletHub took a look at all 50 states, plus the District at Columbia, analyzing two dozen metrics in two main categories: women's economic and social well-being—e.g., median earnings, job security, friendliness toward working mothers, and the high school graduation rate—as well as women's health care and safety, which includes such factors as the share of physically active women, their depression and suicide rates, and life expectancy. Massachusetts gets top scores, while Louisiana could use some work. Check out the rest of the best and the worst:

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