According to the latest number-crunching done by the brainiacs at WalletHub, Minnesota is the Best State for Women. The worst state -- well let's just say we wouldn't recommend moving to Louisiana anytime soon. Here's the scoop:

In determining the best and worst states for women, the WalletHub experts looked at income for women, unemployment, women-owned businesses, poverty rates, education, voting rates, life expectancy, and more.

The Top-Ten Best States for Women

  1. Minnesota
  2. Vermont
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Maine
  5. Massachusetts
  6. North Dakota
  7. Maryland
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Nebraska
  10. Hawaii

The bottom of the women-friendly barrel: Louisiana (#50), South Carolina (#49), Nevada (#48), Alabama (#47), Arkansas (#46).

Minnesota Ranks High in Several Categories

  • 6th – Median Earnings for Females
  • 3rd – Unemployment Rate for Women
  • 6th – % of Women Living in Poverty
  • 2nd – High School Dropout Rate for Women
  • 4th – % of Women Who Voted in the 2012 Presidential Election
  • 5th – Female Uninsured Rate
  • 2nd – Women’s Life Expectancy at Birth
  • 1st – ‘Top-Rated Women’s Hospitals’ Score
  • 9th – Women’s Preventive Health Care

You can see the full list of state rankings HERE.