Special Report

Worst States for Women

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16. Colorado
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 84.2% (5th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 38.4% (25th lowest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 15.7% (22nd highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 38.0% (4th highest)

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17. Maryland
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 83.4% (7th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 42.8% (2nd highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 21.1% (15th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 32.4% (9th highest)

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18. Delaware
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 81.8% (13th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 42.2% (4th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 3.8% (16th lowest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 21.0% (17th lowest)

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19. Florida
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 86.9% (3rd highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 40.3% (14th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 38.9% (2nd highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 26.3% (25th highest)

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20. Alaska
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 79.9% (21st highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 41.1% (8th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 1.7% (10th lowest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 31.7% (12th highest)