Minnesota is the second best state for working moms, survey says


Minnesota is the second best state for working moms.

That's according to a WalletHub survey, which looked at child care costs, quality of schools, gender pay equality, female unemployment and work-life balance measures, among other things, to come up with the ranking.

Vermont led the nation in these metrics, followed by Minnesota at No. 2. Connecticut, North Dakota and Massachusetts rounded out the top five.

And it's a good thing that Minnesota is one of the best states for working moms, because the state has one of the highest percentages of working moms in the nation, according to the Star Tribune.

The paper, which analyzed census data, found 81 percent of women who have children under the age of 18 are working or actively looking for work in Minnesota. That's the second-highest percentage in the nation – South Dakota is No. 1 with 84 percent.

Nationally, 73 percent of women with kids are working moms, the Star Tribune says.

The Census Bureau says 61.8 percent of women age 16 to 50 who gave birth in the past 12 months were working in 2014.

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