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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2021’s 8th best state for working moms

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s 8th best state for working moms, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With Mother’s Day around the corner and mothers regaining jobs lost due to COVID-19 at a faster rate than fathers, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms.

In order to help ease the burden on mothers in the workforce, WalletHub compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median women’s salary to the female unemployment rate to day-care quality.

Life as a Working Mom in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 16th – Day-Care Quality
  • 26th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Women’s Salary)
  • 14th – Pediatricians per Capita
  • 24th – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 5th – Parental-Leave Policy Score
  • 21st – Avg. Length of Woman’s Work Week (in Hours)
  • 8th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

Source: WalletHub


Here are the top 5 best states for working moms:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Minnesota
Here are the top 5 worst states for working moms:
  1. Louisiana
  2. Alabama
  3. Idaho
  4. Mississippi
  5. South Carolina

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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