The Best and Worst States for Working Parents

Did you know that the state you call home can have an immense effect on the ease with which you're able to work while also maintaining a strong family life? Some states have boundless job opportunities that place an emphasis on the work-life balance of their employees. Others, not so much. In other words, your zip code matters—a lot.

WalletHub put together a panel of experts to analyze which U.S. states rank best and worst for working parents. Pulling data from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Child Care Aware of America, the panel determined which states give working parents perks like shorter workdays and better health care—and which come up short. You can read the full report and an explanation of the methodology here.

Where does your state rank?

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