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WalletHub: Nevada 8th worst state for women

LAS VEGAS -- The quality of life for Nevada women is eighth worst in the nation, based on an analysis released Thursday by consumer information website WalletHub.

Among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., Nevada ranked 35th for women in terms of economic and social well-being, but dead last for health care.

The only states worse off overall for women, according to WalletHub, are Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia.

A closer look at specific categories found Nevada has the highest unemployment rate for women. With first place being the most favorable ranking, Nevada also rated 50th in both the female uninsured rate and women's preventive health care, and 41st in the percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Nevada women also placed 34th in life expectancy at birth and in high school dropout rates, and 28th in the percentage living in poverty.

The best news for Nevada women is that they rank 15th in businesses ownership and 18th in median earnings adjusted for cost of living.

Writing for WalletHub, Richie Bernardo reported that while women have made “remarkable strides in areas where men once dominated,” he added that “much work remains to be done in the name of social progress.”

“For instance, women represent nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S.,” Bernardo wrote.

WalletHub prepared its analysis in conjunction with Women's History Month.