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 RankStateTotal Score‘Child Care’ Rank‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank‘Work-Life Balance’ Rank
    1Vermont65.45375
    2Minnesota61.92539
    3New Jersey61.0022010
    4Delaware59.771133
    5Connecticut59.686443
    6Massachusetts58.7042116
    7Maine55.37121411
    8Rhode Island55.0826422
    9New York54.7923116
    10Illinois54.14101218
    11Oregon51.8541184
    12Montana51.6531812
    13Wisconsin51.42114115
    14Indiana51.0092531
    15District of Columbia50.9136213
    16Colorado50.5627420
    17Iowa50.36211921
    18Utah50.3116497
    19North Dakota50.12182719
    20New Hampshire50.0283034
    21Virginia49.8571546
    22California49.5548221
    23Hawaii49.414298
    24Florida49.4015542
    25Kentucky47.99142638
    26North Carolina47.94201636
    27Nebraska47.93282417
    28Kansas47.88193622
    29Washington47.86303414
    30Maryland47.6817650
    31Tennessee46.56241337
    32Ohio46.35252328
    33Texas44.53133549
    34South Dakota44.32371032
    35Oklahoma43.08223940
    36Georgia41.45291751
    37Michigan41.14353335
    38Missouri40.73323241
    39Arkansas40.59404525
    40Pennsylvania40.39333739
    41South Carolina39.84342943
    42Wyoming39.31394826
    43West Virginia38.00454030
    44New Mexico37.80463829
    45Idaho36.89513123
    46Mississippi35.92384745
    47Alaska35.02494327
    48Arizona34.67434648
    49Nevada34.35472847
    50Louisiana33.68505024
    51Alabama32.75445144

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    Red States vs. Blue States

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

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