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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s 5th best state for working dads

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s 5th best state for working dads, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With Father’s Day approaching and 93.5% of married dads working last year compared to 69.3% of married moms, the personal-finance website WalletHub Wednesday released its report on 2022’s Best and Worst States for Working Dads.

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from the average length of the work day for males to child-care costs to the share of men in good or better health.

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

  • 11th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 17th – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Younger than 18
  • 24th – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 18th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 16th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 6th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family* Income)
  • 16th – Day-Care Quality

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present

Source: WalletHub


Here are the top 5 best states for working dads:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Connecticut
  5. New Jersey
Here are the top 5 worst states for working dads:
  1. Louisiana
  2. New Mexico
  3. Mississippi
  4. West Virginia
  5. Nevada

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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