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Hawaii ranks poorly in economic well-being for women

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

When it comes to economic well-being, women in Hawaii don't do as well as their mainland counterparts, according to a new state-by-state ranking.

Hawaii women have the lowest median earnings for female workers, when adjusted for the high cost of living in the islands, a new WalletHub analysis reports.

Women in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland earn the most.

The analysis ranked Hawaii 19th in the nation for women’s economic and social well-being.

Among the other factors the analysis considered: The unemployment rate, poverty rate, and the share of women-owned businesses.

On the positive side, Hawaii ranked first in the nation for women when it comes to “health care and safety.”

The two rankings combined meant Hawaii ranked 10th overall in the nation for women.

So while Hawaii women are grappling with the state’s high cost of living, at least they’ll be comforted with this statistic: At birth, they have the highest life expectancy in the nation.

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