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Women's equality not Connecticut's strongest suit

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Women's Equality Day is three days away, but it may not be as celebrated in Connecticut, if a new study is to be believed.

According to a survey from the personal finance website WalletHub, Connecticut is 34th out of all 50 states when ranked in terms of women's equality.

On Tuesday, the site released its list of 2016's best and worst states for women's equality.

Connecticut's "workplace environment rank" was 44, its "education rank" was 43 and its "political empowerment rank" was 19.

WalletHub said it compared 15 metrics. The data included the gap between female and male executives and the disparity between women's and men's unemployment rates.

The best states for women's equality were Hawaii, Alaska and Maine, according to the site.

The worst were New Jersey, Georgia and Utah. See the rest here.

In every state, however, WalletHub said women earn less than men. In nearly every state, women represent the highest percentage of minimum wage workers.

As a whole, the country itself is 28th on the Global Gender Gap index. That's four places lower than what it ranked in 2014.

To check out the complete results of the study, click here.

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