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Report: Arizona ranks among worst women-friendly states nationwide

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PHOENIX — Arizona has ranked among the worst women-friendly states nationwide in a recent report, according to WalletHub.

The Valley of the Sun is considerably less sunny for women: the state ranked No. 36 in the nation for various women-related statistics, including median earnings for female workers and women’s preventive health care.

Arizona also ranked No. 43 in economic and social well-being for women and No. 22 in women’s healthcare and safety.

According to the report, Arizona has the highest high school dropout rate for women at 7.2 percent, which is eight times greater than in New Hampshire — the state with the lowest rate — at 0.9 percent.

The state also ranked No. 47 in the nation for the percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Minnesota came in first place overall, while Louisiana fell to the bottom spot. The report was conducted in light of Women’s History Month, which falls in March.

KTAR News’ Jim Cross contributed to this report. 

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