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Minnesota Named Number One Best State for Women

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Melissa Porter | 07 March, 2018, 16:28

The worst states for women, according to WalletHub, are nearly all in the South.

Women in the United States are still fighting for higher wages and reproductive rights, as well as working their way into politics and business-owner positions, but is there anywhere that's really female-friendly?

The Lone Star State has room for improvement when it comes to women's economic and social well-being and health and safety, according to a new survey.

To see the full report you can visit the WalletHub website here.

CT and New Hampshire came in eighth and 10th respectively.

WalletHub ranked key factors such as income, uninsured rates, and graduation rates.

When it came to health and safety, MA - known as a hub in the medical world - excelled.

The study looked at 23 factors such as median earnings, share of women living in poverty, unaffordable doctor's visits and support for women's equality.

MA is ranked No. 2 overall, and Vermont comes in at No. 3.

The worst states for women, in this order, were Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama.