The best, worst states for working moms in 2022: report
States – and D.C. – ranked based on child care, professional opportunities, work-life balance
If you’re a working mom, you might want to consider moving to Massachusetts.
That’s according to a new report from WalletHub ahead of Mother’s Day, which found the best and worst states for working moms. Massachusetts was at the top of the list.
For its report, WalletHub compared all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., based on 17 metrics in three categories: child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance.
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Aside from its overall ranking, WalletHub also found how states ranked in specific metrics.
For example, New York was found to have the best day care systems, while Idaho was found to have the worst.
WalletHub found that Mississippi has the lowest child care costs as a percentage of the median women’s income, while Nebraska had the highest child care costs.
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Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., had the highest female executive-to-male executive ratio, while Utah had the lowest.
To see the overall results, here are the best and worst states – and Washington, D.C. – for working moms in 2022, according to WalletHub.
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Best states for working moms in 2022
3. Rhode Island
6. Washington, D.C.
8. New Jersey
9. New York
10. New Hampshire
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Worst states for working moms in 2022
45. West Virginia
48. South Carolina