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

Nearly half of the U.S. workforce is made up of women and research shows 73% of moms with kids under 18 were working in 2022. Being a working mom can be challenging, but it’s even harder for some women because of where they live. A new report reveals the states that are doing the best - and worst - job of supporting working mothers.

  • WalletHub has just released their annual list of the Best and Worst States for Working Moms.
  • They compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on 17 key metrics in three main areas: childcare, professional opportunities and work-life balance.
  • Based on those factors, Massachusetts tops the list for the best state for working moms, just like it has in the previous two years.
  • It comes in number one for work-life balance and second for child care.
  • Delaware, tenth overall, is first for professional opportunities, while Minnesota, sixth overall, is number one for child care.
  • As for the worst state for working moms, it’s Louisiana, which comes in 50th for child care and professional opportunities, and 38th for work-life balance.

Top 10 Best States for Working Moms

(Click here to see where your state falls)

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Connecticut
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Minnesota
  7. Vermont
  8. New Jersey
  9. Maine
  10. Delaware

10 Worst States For Working Moms

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

Source: WalletHub

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