Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Florida ranks high for workplace equality between men and women

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When it comes to the workplace, Florida ranks fifth in terms of gender equality, a WalletHub study released Tuesday found.

According to the study, Florida has the smallest gap between men and women for unemployment rate, second smallest income gap between men and women and the second smallest gap between hours worked by women and men.

"Women's rights in the U.S. have made leaps and bounds since the passage of the 19th amendment," the study reads. "Yet many women still struggle to crack the proverbial glass ceiling because of their unequal treatment in society."

Florida also had the sixth smallest gap between pay for men and women in minimum wage jobs. The study was based on factors in workplace environment, education and health and political empowerment. Nevada came in first for workplace environment, followed by New Mexico at No. 2, Montana at No. 3 and Hawaii at No. 4.

Despite the high category rankings, WalletHub pegged Florida as No. 35 overall

Contact Malena Carollo at [email protected] or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo on Twitter.

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