Utah is America's worst state for women's equality in 2018, study shows
(KUTV) -- Women's rights have made great progress over the last 100 years.
But unfortunately, society still struggles to break boundaries and leave inequality the past.
The gender gap in the 21st Century has only expanded. In 2017, the U.S. failed to place in the top 40 of the World Economic Forum's ranking of 144 countries based on gender equality.
Utah is no exception. The Beehive State took last place on WalletHub's Best States for Women's Rights. Yes, last place.
Utah has the largest income gap between men and men and is has the largest educational attainment gap in the nation.
The state also placed 46th for the largest executive position gap, 48th the largest work hour gap, 43rd in political representation and 49th in unemployment.
Needless to say, there are big inequality problems between men and women in the Utah workforce.
The Beehive State definitely has a long way to go in order to change its ways.
The results of this study are based on information taken from 16 key indicators of gender equality in all 50 states.
Best States for Women's Rights List:
- New York
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- South Carolina