Alabama is 2017’s 3rd worst state for women


Things aren’t looking so good for women in the Yellowhammer State.

The state ranks 47th in the nation for its share of women in poverty, 49th in women’s life expectancy at birth, and 49th for its quality of women’s hospitals.

These are just a few reasons why Alabama was ​named the ​third worst state for women in 2017 by the personal financial company WalletHub.

In their latest study of “2017’s Best and Worst States for Women,” WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key indicators of living standards for women, with data sets ranging from “median earnings for female workers” to “women’s preventive health care” to “female homicide rate.”

Woman-friendliness of Alabama (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 29th: Median earnings for female workers (adjusted for cost of living)
  • 43rd: Unemployment rate for women
  • 47th: Share of women in poverty
  • 26th: Share of women-owned businesses
  • 36th: Share of women who voted in 2012* presidential election
  • 32nd: Female uninsured rate
  • 49th: Women’s life expectancy at birth
  • 49th: Quality of women’s hospitals
  • 23rd: Women’s preventive health care

Here’s a look at how Alabama compares to the rest of the country:

Source: WalletHub