*LIST* The Best (And Worst) States For Working Moms


Being a mom is tough and being a working mom can be even tougher, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t do enough to support mothers in the workplace. Well, a new report reveals which states are doing the best and worst job of meeting working mother's needs, and it may just make you re-think where you live.

  • WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Working Moms.
  • They judged all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 17 key metrics.
  • The factors cover such as childcare, professional opportunities and work-life balance.
  • With all that in mind, Massachusetts earns the honor of being the best state for working moms.
  • It earns a 65.12 out of 100 coming in first for work-life balance and second for childcare.
  • Minnesota, fifth overall, is tops for childcare, while Maryland, which comes in 17th overall, is tops for professional opportunities. 

Top Ten Best States For Working Moms

  1. Massachusetts
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Minnesota
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Wisconsin
  8. New Jersey
  9. New York
  10. Washington 
  • On the flipside, Louisiana is the worst state for working moms, earning a 26.69.
  • It comes in 50th for childcare, 51stfor professional opportunities, and 38th for work-life balance.

Ten Worst States For Working Moms

  1. Louisiana
  2. Alabama
  3. Idaho
  4. Mississippi
  5. South Carolina
  6. Nevada
  7. Oklahoma
  8. New Mexico
  9. Arkansas
  10. West Virginia

Click hereto see where your state falls.

Source:WalletHub