Alabama has the 3rd highest divorce rate in U.S., report finds


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabamians have the third-highest divorce rate from 2016-2017, a study from LendingTree finds.

LendingTree, an online lending marketplace, conducted the report by analyzing marriage and divorce data at the state level for the 2016-2017 and 2007-2008 time periods.

According to the report, 2.1% of marriages ended in divorce from 2016 to 2017. This is a decrease in divorce rates from 2007-2008 where the rate was 2.6%.

Arkansas came in with the highest rate at 2.4% and Hawaii came in with the lowest rate at 1.2%.

To see the full report, click here.

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