10 Best US Cities for Working Women

Time to look for work in Topeka
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2016 6:19 PM CST
10 Best US Cities for Working Women
Dreaming of a better future...in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   (Getty Images/mapodile)

The gender pay gap in the US stands at around 28% for workers over the age of 15, Smart Asset reports. That means women earn 72 cents for every dollar a man makes. But it's not equal everywhere. For example, women in Provo-Orem, Utah, earn just 45% of what men make, while women in Santa Fe, New Mexico, take home 91% of what their male colleagues do. By looking at the pay gap, ratio of working women to working men, percentage of women working, unemployment rate for women, and more, Smart Asset came up with the following list of the 10 best places for working women in the US:

  1. Rochester, Minnesota
  2. Columbia, Missouri
  3. Topeka, Kansas
  4. Claremont-Lebanon, New Hampshire-Vermont
  5. Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
  6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin
  7. Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  8. Charlottesville, Virginia
  9. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-Virginia-Maryland-West Virginia
Click here to find out why those cities are so good for working women. (Read more gender equality stories.)

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