Special Report

Worst States for Women

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1. New York
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 88.6% (the highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 41.1% (8th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 26.5% (9th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 28.2% (19th highest)

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2. California
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 88.3% (2nd highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 39.0% (22nd highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 23.7% (12th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 24.2% (22nd lowest)

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3. Oregon
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 79.3% (23rd highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 39.6% (16th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 10.0% (23rd lowest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 33.3% (8th highest)

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4. Vermont
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 85.5% (4th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 42.6% (3rd highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 67.5% (the highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 40.0% (the highest)

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5. Rhode Island
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 81.5% (17th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 38.3% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 4.6% (17th lowest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 31.9% (11th highest)