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Survey: Idaho one of worst states for working moms

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you should know that more than 70 percent of moms with young children work outside the home. According to a new survey, which state they work in can make it harder or easier to be a working mom.

On Tuesday, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s best and worst states for working moms.

WalletHub compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 16 key metrics -- they range from women’s salary to female unemployment rate to daycare quality. Washington did well; Idaho did not. In fact, the Gem State came in dead last for daycare quality.

Here's a quick breakdown for life as a working mom in Idaho, according to the survey: (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

•51st – Day-Care Quality
•43rd – Pediatricians per Capita
•43rd – Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as % of Men’s)
•49th – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
•24th – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
•43rd – Parental-Leave Policy Score
•36th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

Here's how it looks for life as a working mom in Washington, according to the survey (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

•2nd – Day-Care Quality
•16th – Pediatricians per Capita
•22nd – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
•29th – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
•3rd – Parental-Leave Policy Score
•13th – Avg. Length of Woman’s Workday (in Hours)
•12th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

If you'd like to see WalletHub's complete report, please click here.


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