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These Are the Worst States for Working Moms

Idaho leads the pack
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 6:42 PM CDT
These Are the Worst States for Working Moms
This is hardest in Idaho, reports WalletHub.   (Getty Images/Thomas_EyeDesign)

Gender inequality in the US is "obvious," but the steps being taken to resolve it vary widely from state to state, according to WalletHub. The site analyzed 15 metrics, including gender pay gap, child-care costs, and parental leave policies, to come up with the best and worst states for working moms. The top five in each category, with a score out of 100:


  1. Vermont: 65
  2. Minnesota: 62
  3. Massachusetts: 58
  4. District of Columbia: 58
  5. Connecticut: 57.5


  1. Idaho: 31
  2. Louisiana: 32
  3. Alabama: 32
  4. Nevada: 34
  5. South Carolina: 35
Compare to the 2017 ranking or click for the full list. The best and worst US states for women are here. (More moms stories.)

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