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The Best (And Worst) States For Working Dads

We all know that being a working mom is tough, but it isn’t always a walk in the park for working dads either. These days, dads may not be the sole breadwinner in the house, but that doesn’t mean their job is any easier. And there are some states where it may be a little easier for a dad to be both a parent and a provider. 

  • Well, just in time for Father’s Day, WalletHub has come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Working Dads.
  • They looked at the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of friendliness towards working pops, in areas like work-life balance, childcare, health, and economic and social well-being.
  • Such indicators include things like childcare costs, average length of workday for males, parental leave policies and more.
  • Based on all those factors the site has named Massachusetts the best overall state for working fathers, with the state earning a 69.53 out of 100.
  • Massachusetts lands at number one for work-life balance, at three for both childcare, and economic & social well-being and at four for health.
  • Minnesota, second overall, is tops for both economic & social well-being, and childcare, while Hawaii is tops for health.
  • For us in NM, we are second to last! =-((

Top Ten Best States for Working Dads

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Connecticut
  5. New Jersey
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Wisconsin
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Vermont
  10. Illinois 

On the flipside, Louisiana is the worst state for working fathers, earning just a 33.19 out of 100. It ranks 49th for childcare, 48th for health and 46th for work-life balance, and in the bottom half for economic & social wellbeing.

Ten Worst States for Working Dads

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

Check out the whole story on WalletHub.

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