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Study: NYS is a good place to be if you're a woman

Posted at 10:54 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 10:56:14-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new WalletHub study breaks down which states are the best and worst for women.

New York State grabbed the 8th spot when it comes to "Women's Economic and Social Well-being". It also ranked number 5 when it comes to "Women's Health and Safety. Overall, NYS is rated the 5th best state for women.

Here's a list of the top 5:
1. Minnesota
2. Massachusetts
3. North Dakota
4. District of Columbia
5. New York

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key indicators of living standards for women.

Source: WalletHub

March is Women's History Month.

At this time, women hold 23.7% of the seats in Congress.

Women also make up 51% of the U.S. population.

Click here for more information on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Women, 2019’s Best & Worst States for Women's Equality, and Best & Worst States for Working moms.