Map: Where Working Women Are Most Equal
The status of working women in West Virginia is worst in all of America, according to this report from The Washington Post, which was based on analysis conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. West Virginia recieved an F overall, taking a look at four factors: median annual earnings (for full-time, year-round women workers); the earnings ratio between men and women (again, for full-time, year-round women workers); the share of women in the workforce and the share of women in managerial or professional jobs.
The status of working women is strongest in the Northeast, the region home to many of the most-equal states by employment and earnings, according to a national analysis. Massachusetts had the highest score among states, according to the analysis of four factors conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.