Minnesota, Wisconsin among best states for working moms


Not like we need another reason to celebrate all the wonderful moms this Mother's Day, but a new national ranking named Minnesota and Wisconsin among the top best states for working mothers.

Wallet Hub put Minnesota at No.2 and Wisconsin as No. 3 on its overall best places to work list. Vermont sits at the top spot.

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The ranking takes into account childcare cost and quality, school quality, gender equality, female unemployment and work-life balance, the Star Tribune reports.

For Minnesota, its childcare rank was No.11, professional opportunities was No. 5 and work-life balance No. 8.

For Wisconsin, it was No. 16 in childcare, No. 15 for professional opportunities and No. 5 for work-life balance.

But Minnesota was among the highest for childcare costs, which was calculated using a percentage of median women's income in each state.

Minnesota has the fourth highest cost for child care, according to WalletHub. Washington DC, New York and Massachusetts are the top three. The lowest childcare costs are in Tennessee.

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