North Dakota Continues to Be One of the Top States for Women’s Equality
This Sunday (August 26th) is Women's Equality Day. Just as it did last year, North Dakota ranks as one of the top states in the U.S. for women's equality.
According to the World Economic Forum, in the past year, the U.S. has dropped from 45th to 49th out of 144 countries when it comes to women's equality. That being said, our friends at WalletHub have broken that statistic down further to each state within the country, North Dakota ranks as the 8th best state in the nation for women's equality.
While North Dakota did fall from their spot at 7th last year to 8th, it's still a respectable ranking in comparison to all other states in the U.S. All 50 states were ranked across 16 different metrics used within the study.
In several categories used as determining factors in the study, North Dakota scored in the top five, including first nationwide in best unemployment gap between men and women, first in educational attainment gap (amongst Bachelor Degree or higher level holders), fourth in executive positions gap, and ninth in political representation gap. North Dakota also finished 21st in entrepreneurship rate gap.
States finishing ahead of North Dakota from one through seven respectively were New York, Minnesota, Maine, Nevada, Hawaii, Delaware, and Alaska. The states finishing in the bottom five (46 through 50) are Virginia, Arizona, Texas, Idaho, and Utah. To see where all states ranked in women's equality, check out the map below.