Best and Worst States for Working Mom’s in 2017

    Women currently constitute almost half of the United States workforce, and greater than 70 percent of moms with children younger than 18 are working. Yet women earned only 83 percent of what men made in 2015 and have far less upward mobility, as evidenced by the fact that only 5.8 percent of S&P 500 companies’ chief executives are female according to a recent survey by WalletHub. In some cases, women earn 70 cents on every dollar a man makes.

    This statistic is alarming given that we are in 2017. It is our sincere hope that this wage gap is closed and that releases like this will measure working mom by state earning money 100% on par with what men make.  So, to accurately report which states are best for working mothers, the WalletHub’s analysts compared state dynamics across 13 key metrics.  Resulting in the Best & Worst States for Working Moms. Below is a complete breakdown of their study.

    Click below to see where your state ranks for working moms:

    Source: WalletHub

    Best and Worst States for Working Moms

    Overall Rank State Total Score ‘Child Care’ Rank ‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank ‘Work-Life Balance’ Rank
    1 Vermont 65.45 3 7 5
    2 Minnesota 61.92 5 3 9
    3 New Jersey 61.00 2 20 10
    4 Delaware 59.77 1 1 33
    5 Connecticut 59.68 6 44 3
    6 Massachusetts 58.70 4 21 16
    7 Maine 55.37 12 14 11
    8 Rhode Island 55.08 26 42 2
    9 New York 54.79 23 11 6
    10 Illinois 54.14 10 12 18
    11 Oregon 51.85 41 18 4
    12 Montana 51.65 31 8 12
    13 Wisconsin 51.42 11 41 15
    14 Indiana 51.00 9 25 31
    15 District of Columbia 50.91 36 2 13
    16 Colorado 50.56 27 4 20
    17 Iowa 50.36 21 19 21
    18 Utah 50.31 16 49 7
    19 North Dakota 50.12 18 27 19
    20 New Hampshire 50.02 8 30 34
    21 Virginia 49.85 7 15 46
    22 California 49.55 48 22 1
    23 Hawaii 49.41 42 9 8
    24 Florida 49.40 15 5 42
    25 Kentucky 47.99 14 26 38
    26 North Carolina 47.94 20 16 36
    27 Nebraska 47.93 28 24 17
    28 Kansas 47.88 19 36 22
    29 Washington 47.86 30 34 14
    30 Maryland 47.68 17 6 50
    31 Tennessee 46.56 24 13 37
    32 Ohio 46.35 25 23 28
    33 Texas 44.53 13 35 49
    34 South Dakota 44.32 37 10 32
    35 Oklahoma 43.08 22 39 40
    36 Georgia 41.45 29 17 51
    37 Michigan 41.14 35 33 35
    38 Missouri 40.73 32 32 41
    39 Arkansas 40.59 40 45 25
    40 Pennsylvania 40.39 33 37 39
    41 South Carolina 39.84 34 29 43
    42 Wyoming 39.31 39 48 26
    43 West Virginia 38.00 45 40 30
    44 New Mexico 37.80 46 38 29
    45 Idaho 36.89 51 31 23
    46 Mississippi 35.92 38 47 45
    47 Alaska 35.02 49 43 27
    48 Arizona 34.67 43 46 48
    49 Nevada 34.35 47 28 47
    50 Louisiana 33.68 50 50 24
    51 Alabama 32.75 44 51 44

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    Red States vs. Blue States

    Source: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-working-moms/3565/

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