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 work place. While parental leave and other policies helping working moms seem to be changing for the better in some states, not all are stepping up to the challenge, and a new report reveals which are doing the best and worst job of meeting working mother's needs.
WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Working Moms, judging all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 15 key metrics in areas such as childcare, professional opportunities and work-life balance.
With all that in mind, the site names Vermont as the Best State for Working Moms, scoring a 64.79 out of 100. The state lands at number one for professional opportunities, three for childcare and five for work-life balance. Meanwhile, Minnesota, which comes in second overall, is tops for childcare, while Rhode Island is tops for work-life balance.
Top Ten Best States For Working Moms
- District of Columbia
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- New York
On the flipside, Idaho is the worst state for working moms, scoring just a 31.04, and ranking dead last for childcare, and 48th for professional opportunities.
Ten Worst States For Working Moms
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Click here to see where your state falls.