The Worst State for Working Moms? It's Alabama

A young businesswoman sitting with her head in her handsWalletHub has analyzed data to determine the best and worst for working moms. The rankings were based on such factors as gender pay gaps, child care costs, parental leave policies, and the number of women in executive positions.

Alabama did quite poorly in a lot of areas, leading to its overall worst ranking. It ranked dead last in "professional opportunities" for women, and 48th in its gender pay gap. The pay gap between the sexes is especially pronounced in Alabama.

Florida's overall rank was 24th, so more or less right in the middle. The Sunshine State ranked high in that "professional opportunities" category (#5), but like Alabama was near the bottom for work-life balance.

Best States:

  1. Vermont
  2. Minnesota
  3. New Jersey
  4. Delaware
  5. Connecticut
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Maine
  8. Rhode Island
  9. New York
  10. Illinois

Worst States:

  1. Alabama
  2. Louisiana
  3. Nevada
  4. Arizona
  5. Alaska
  6. Mississippi
  7. Idaho
  8. New Mexico
  9. West Virginia
  10. Wyoming

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