Women’s equality: How MI stacks up against other states

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)— Next week is Women’s Equality Day and Michigan has a long way to go to close the gender gap, a new economic analysis finds.

The Great Lakes state ranked 36th on WalletHub’s latest report.

Hawaii was the most egalitarian state, followed by New York, Illinois, Maryland and Vermont.

The rankings are based on 11 areas, including the difference between male and female executive wages and unemployment rates.

Coming in last for women’s equality was Utah, with roughly 74 percent more male executives than women executives.

The bottom five also included Idaho (No. 49), South Carolina (No. 48), Texas (No. 47) and Wyoming (No. 46).

In every state, there were more male lawmakers than female, women earned less than men and women held fewer executive positions, according to the analysis.

Wyoming had the highest wage gap, with women earning nearly one-third less than men on average.

Vermont had the lowest wage gap, with women earning 8.7 percent less than men on average.

However, WalletHub found men put in more work hours than women, on average.

For the full set of state rankings, visit WalletHub’s website.


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