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Hawai’i Nears Top in ‘Best & Worst States for Women’ Analysis

March 1, 2016, 9:17 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 9:28 AM
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PIXABAY womenA recent analysis of all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the “Best & Worst States for Women” turned up Hawai’i at number 10.

Using 15 key metrics, the financial website Wallethub ranked each state across two key dimensions: “Women’s Economic & Social Well-Being” and “Women’s Health Care & Safety.”

Hawai’i had top ten rankings across six categories, but also fell into nearly last place in two.

The state ranked first for both Women’s Life Expectancy at Birth and ‘Top-Rated Women’s Hospitals’ Scores, fourth for Female Uninsured Rate, and sixth place for both Share of Women-Owned Businesses and Percentage of Women Living in Poverty.

Hawai’i ranked tenth for Unemployment Rate for Women and 24th for Women’s Preventative Care.

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Low scores came in for the state within the categories of Lowest Median Earning for Female Workers with a rank of 51 and Lowest Percentage of Women who Voted in the 2012 Presidential Election, ranked 49.

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Data used to create the Wallethub rankings was collected from the United States Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Violence Policy Center, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, the Social Science Research Council, and U.S. News & World Report, as well as WalletHub research.

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