How friendly is the State of Missouri when it comes to working moms?
According to the personal website WalletHub.com, Missouri ranks 34th out of 51 across the nation (including DC).
The report took 17 key metrics…including child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance…into consideration to come up with the rankings.
Despite the bottom half overall ranking, Missouri did fare well coming in second-best for having the lowest child care, Overall, Massachusetts was identified as the best state for working moms while Louisiana is at the bottom of the list.
With Mother’s Day around the corner and 68% of women with children under age 18 having been in the labor force during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.
In order to help ease the burden on mothers in the workforce, WalletHub compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median women’s salary to the female unemployment rate to day-care quality.
|Best States for Working Moms||Worst States for Working Moms|
|1. Massachusetts||42. California|
|2. Connecticut||43. Georgia|
|3. Rhode Island||44. Oklahoma|
|4. Minnesota||45. West Virginia|
|5. Wisconsin||46. Nevada|
|6. District of Columbia||47. Idaho|
|7. Vermont||48. South Carolina|
|8. New Jersey||49. Alabama|
|9. New York||50. Mississippi|
|10. New Hampshire||51. Louisiana|
Best vs. Worst
- Mississippi has the lowest child-care costs as a share of the median women’s salary, 11.77 percent, which is 2.0 times lower than in Nebraska, the highest at 23.53 percent.
- North Dakota has the highest number of childcare workers per 1,000 children younger than 14, 25, which is 6.3 times higher than in Delaware, the lowest at 4.
- The District of Columbia has the highest ratio of female executives to male executives, 71.00 percent, which is 2.6 times higher than in Utah, the lowest at 27.46 percent.
- Maryland has the lowest share of single-mom families with children younger than 18 in poverty, 23.50 percent, which is two times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 47.60 percent.
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