According to a new study from WalletHub, some states have better opportunities for women than others. They recently published their findings in a new article titled, "2019’s Best & Worst States for Women," and the rankings are based off  of "24 key indicators of living standards for women." Some of those indicators include median earnings for female workers, female unemployment rates, percentages of women-owned businesses, and high school graduation rates for women.

I'm happy to report that the women here in Iowa are better off than in most other states! We came in 12th on the list, ranking 9th in the overall category of 'Economic & Social Well-Being' and 19th for 'Health & Safety.' We tied for first place with five other states in the category of 'Lowest Unemployment Rate for Women' and came in 5th for 'Highest High School Graduation Rate for Women.' Nice job, Iowa!

The five best states on the list include:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Massachusetts
  3. North Dakota
  4. Washington D.C.
  5. New York

On the other hand, the worst five states are:

  1. Louisiana
  2. Mississippi
  3. South Carolina
  4. Arkansas
  5. Alabama

You can read the full list of rankings from "2019's Best & Worst States for Women" HERE!