Maine ranks fourth in best places for women’s economic well-being

GARDINER, Maine — Check out this story from Central Maine about women in the workplace, and how Maine stacks up nationwide in providing good job opportunities for women.

At 38, Jessica Barker is re-evaluating her financial situation.

For about a decade, she’s been a waitress at the A1 diner, a popular retro-style eatery on Bridge Street. It’s a job that she likes and she’s grateful for, but she’s wondering whether she can do better for herself.

One national evaluation suggests that Maine is a good place for Barker and women like her to live and work.

WalletHub, a source of personal finance tools and information for consumers and business people developed by Evolution Finance, issued its 2016 Best and Worst States for Women at the start of this month. The timing is no coincidence. Every March — Women’s History Month — ushers in a spate of lists, reports and studies that offer a look into the lives of women.

In WalletHub’s evaluation, Maine ranks fourth in the nation overall, thanks to the state’s results for Women’s Economic and Social Well-Being rank (6) and the Women’s Healthcare and Safety rank (10).

Source: Central Maine


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