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WalletHub Ranks Hawaiʻi 9th Best State for Women

March 9, 2019, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated March 5, 8:34 AM
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The personal finance website WalletHub released a report called “2019ʻs Best & Worst States for Women” in honor of Womenʻs History Month. The report ranks Hawaiʻi the ninth best state for women in the nation.

In the report, WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 standards to identify which places were the most women-friendly. The data set ranges from median earnings for female workers, to women’s preventive health care, to female homicide rates.

According to the report, Hawaiʻi has the lowest unemployment rate for women and the highest life expectancy for women at birth. The report also ranked Hawaiʻi as having the fifth lowest percentage of women in poverty, sixth for most women-owned businesses, fourth lowest female uninsured rate, eighth in best for quality in womenʻs hospitals, and third best in womenʻs preventive health care. However, Hawaiʻi did rank third in lowest median earnings for female workers.

The full report is available online.  

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