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Being a mom is tough and being working moms can be even tougher, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t do enough to support mothers in the workplace. Well, a new report reveals which states are doing the best and worst job of meeting working mothers’ needs, and it may just make you re-think where you live.

WalletHub has just come out with its annual list of the Best and Worst States for Working Moms. They judged all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 17 key metrics. The factors cover such areas as childcare, professional opportunities, and work-life balance. With all that in mind, Massachusetts once again earns the honor of being the best state for working moms. It earns a 62.99 out of 100 coming in first for work-life balance and fourth for childcare. Minnesota, fourth overall, is top for childcare, while Connecticut, second overall, is top for professional opportunities.

  • Top Ten Best States For Working Moms

  • 1. Massachusetts

  • 2. Connecticut

  • 3. Rhode Island

  • 4. Minnesota

  • 5. Wisconsin

  • 6. District of Columbia

  • 7. Vermont

  • 8. New Jersey

  • 9. New York

  • 10. New Hampshire

  • Ten Worst States For Working Moms

    On the flipside, Lousiana is the worst state for working moms, earning a 27.38. It comes in 50th for childcare and professional opportunities, and 38th for work-life balance.

  • 1. Louisiana

  • 2. Mississippi

  • 3. Alabama

  • 4. South Carolina

  • 5. Idaho

  • 6. Nevada

  • 7. West Virginia

  • 8. Oklahoma

  • 9. Georgia

  • 10. California