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Georgia Among Worst States for Women

08 March 2017

As the achievements of women are being recognized during Women's History Month this March, analysts with one organization rated the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to 2017's Best and Worst States for women

Georgia was ranked one of the worst. Analysts with the personal-finance website WalletHub came up with the list.

“It ranked 46th, which is only sixth from teh bottom,” according to Jill Gonzalez, analyst with WalletHub. ” It did particularly worse when it comes to women’s economic and social well-being where it ranked 48th.”

She says they compared a number of factors and the Peach State did not fare well.

“Georgia actually has one of the highest unemployment rates for women right now, at six and a half percent. It also has about 20 of it’s women living below poverty level, which is one of the highest numbers in the country. You can see that the well-being there and the economic struggle is certainly very real still.”

States doing worse than Georgia are Nevada, South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, which was dead last. Minnesota was ranked the best state for women. Other categories considered include: median earnings for female workers, women’s preventative health care, and the female homicide rate.

 
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