Special Report

Worst States for Women

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21. Wisconsin
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 78.3% (21st lowest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 37.3% (16th lowest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 36.5% (5th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 24.2% (22nd lowest)

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22. Iowa
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 76.2% (12th lowest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 34.1% (7th lowest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 32.8% (6th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 23.3% (19th lowest)

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23. West Virginia
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 72.1% (3rd lowest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 40.2% (15th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 38.1% (4th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 14.9% (5th lowest)

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24. Tennessee
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 82.1% (11th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 40.4% (13th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 11.4% (25th highest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 15.9% (8th lowest)

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25. North Carolina
> Female earnings as pct. of male: 81.1% (18th highest)
> Pct. mgmt. jobs held by women: 39.2% (20th highest)
> Pct. 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in state pre-K: 11.1% (25th lowest)
> Pct. legislative seats held by women: 24.7% (24th lowest)