Louisiana women ranked second-worst for health and economy

OUACHITA PARISH, La.-- - According to anaylsts at Wallet Hub, Louisiana ranked 50 out of 51 states including the District of Columbia when it comes to business.

Here are some of the rankings. 

49th place for  women in poverty

39th place for unemployment rate for women 

38th place for women-owned businesses

So how do we address this problem?

President of West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce, Courtney Hornsby, says it's all about  women sticking together.

"It's important to know that you are not alone in that, there are others who share those same concerns and challenges that you do.  I think that we could do a better job of helping bring our females together and help empower them to let them know that there is support out there, and there are resources to help them in their endeavors," says Hornsby. 

The study also shows women in the state rank second to last place in health care. 

46th place out of 51 for women's life expectancy at birth  

39th for quality of women's hospitals

 

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