(NEWS 8) — In a recent report, personal finance website WalletHub ranked the best and worst states for women in the U.S.
Using 23 key indicators of "living standards for women," researchers compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They used the information gathered to determine where women can find the best opportunities and how they fare in each state.
The data set includes median earnings for female workers, women's preventative health care, female homicide rate and more.
According to the report, California came in 19th overall, ranking 23rd in the category of "Women's Economic & Social Well-Being" and 12th for "Women's Health & Safety."
California was ranked one of the lowest (49th) in "Lowest Median Earning for Female Workers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)."
Our state came in as one of the highest (2nd) for "Highest Women's Life Expectancy at Birth."
The top 5 best states overall, according to WalletHub's report, appear below with an interactive map to view the rest of the rankings.
Best States for Women
4. North Dakota
To read more about the report's findings, click here.
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neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
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A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.