Mississippi Not Great State for Working Moms

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mother’s day is Sunday, and the personal finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms. More than 70 percent of moms with young children are working, and WalletHub compared the attractiveness of all 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 15 key categories from median women’s salary to female unemployment rate and day-care quality. Mississippi ranked 46th overall, with the highest share of families with single mothers and children under 18 in poverty at 50.8 percent…although the state has the lowest child-care costs as a share of the median women’s salary, just 9.6 percent. Vermont topped the list as the best state for working moms; Idaho was 51st overall and also had the lowest score for quality of day care.



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