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Idaho among worst states for working dads, new report says

BOISE, Idaho - According to a new report, Idaho is the fifth worst state to live in as a working dad.

Personal finance website WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states across 20 key indicators, including average length of work day for men, child-care costs, and percentage of men in good or better health.

Idaho ranked as the following:

  • 34th – Percent of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 20th – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
  • 38th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 34th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 15th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 30th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 51st – Day-Care Quality

Of the 50 states, Connecticut was ranked as the best for working dads, and West Virginia was ranked as the worst. Washington came in 19th. 

You can find the full report here.

Source: WalletHub

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