(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.
Southern California Edison is being investigated by state regulators for its possible role in the massive Woolsey Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
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Santa Ana winds are forecast to pick up Monday and continue into Wednesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties work to hold back the flames.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist Monday, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County as officials shut off power for several thousand customers as a safety precaution.
San Diego residents were urged to be ready to evacuate if brush fires erupt in their city with high Santa Ana winds forecast for Monday and a Red Flag Warning issued for the area.
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Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year. Many government offices as well as other businesses recognize it on Monday by closing offices.