ST. LOUIS — Missouri doesn't have just one, but two standout cities which benefit working women, a new study found.
Monday, Magnify Money released the findings of a nationwide study which set out to identify the ten best metropolitan regions who best assist working women in their day-to-day lives. St. Louis, alongside Kansas City, ranked as the 9th and 10th best cities for such, narrowly behind Providence, R.I., Baltimore, Seattle, San Francisco and others.
Washington D.C. was given the top honor.
Using different percentiles such as unemployed women, businesses owned by women and median earnings between genders, Magnify Money found St. Louis to virtually tie Kansas City in terms of overall factors.
Magnify Money said 57% of women participated in the American workforce, up from 43.3% in 1970. Additionally, 42% of mothers were the primary supporter of their families, according to a 2015 report from the Center for American Progress.