Idaho Ranks Among Worst States for Working Moms
If you're a working mom, Idaho might not be the best state for you. According to KTVB, Idaho has ranked near the bottom in Wallethub's '2019 Best & Worst States for Working Moms' list.
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and more than 70% of women with young kiddos are working. So, why are some states not so good for working moms? Wallethub compared all 50 states (and D.C.) across three dimensions 1) childcare, 2) profession opportunities and 3) work-life balance and 16 metrics to finalize their list.
Overall, Idaho took home 48th place on their 2019 list. In the childcare arena, Idaho ranked at the very bottom (No. 51). Professional opportunities don't seem to be too abundant here either, as Idaho ranked 49 in "female executive to male executive ratio." One are where Idaho did shine (not surprisingly) is the work-life balance, coming in at 15th.
Massachusetts, it turns out, is the best state for working moms in the country. And hey, at least we didn't get the very last spot, that belongs to Louisiana! See the entire results HERE.