Best, worst states for working mothers

By Jane BurnettFeaturesLadders

Trish Regan wishes everyone a happy Mother’s Day

Trish Regan, host of ‘The Intelligence Report’ wishes everyone a happy Mother’s Day.

new WalletHub study shows that Vermont is the best state for employed moms this year. This state also claimed first place in the same study last year.

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WalletHub evaluated each state and the District of Columbia to get the total scores and rankings — the company looked at each in terms of “Professional Opportunities,” “Child Care” and “Work-Life Balance,” along with 15 other factors.

The top states for working mothers

  • 1. Vermont: 64.79
  • 2. Minnesota: 61.93
  • 3. Massachusetts: 58.29
  • 4. District of Columbia: 57.80
  • 5. Connecticut: 57.56

The worst states for working mothers

  • 47. South Carolina: 34.71
  • 48.  Nevada: 33.94
  • 49. Alabama: 32.12
  • 50. Lousiana: 31.74
  • 51. Idaho: 31.04