Almost half of the people working in the U.S. are women and the number-crunching scientists at Wallet Hub just released their yearly study on the Best & Worst States for Working Moms.

The study came to its conclusions by examining numerous factors including these:

  • Daycare systems
  • Child care costs
  • School system quality
  • Female executive-to-male executive ratio
  • Gender pay gap
  • Median women's salary
  • Unemployment rates
  • Parental leave policies
  • Work-life balance
  • Work-at-home friendliness

The data that they used came from places like the Census Bureau, the Equal Employment Opportunity Council, Child Care Aware of America, and more.

When they were done distilling down all the data this was how our tri-state area fared:

  • Minnesota - Ranked very high in 6th place
  • South Dakota - Came in 23rd
  • Iowa - Placed 26th

Here are the Top 10 Best States for Working Moms:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Connecticut
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Minnesota
  7. Vermont
  8. New Jersy
  9. Maine
  10. Delaware

To see the complete report, just check out Wallet Hub.

Sources: Wallet Hub and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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