Illinois has earned a top spot in WalletHub’s recent ranking of 2016’s best and worst states for women.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across a number of variables involving the needs and expectations of women in America. Data considered included median earnings of women, unemployment figures, and school dropout rates.
WalletHub rated Illinois 13th overall, placing the state in the top 15 of best states for women. The report also found Illinois to rank even higher for both women’s economic and social well-being, as well as median earnings for female workers, ranking 7th and 5th respectively.