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Connecticut is one of the BEST States for Working Dads!

We all know that being a working mom is tough, but it isn’t always a walk in the park for working dads either. These days, dads may not be the sole breadwinner in the house, but that doesn’t mean their job is any easier. And there are some states where it may be a little easier for a dad to be both a parent and a provider. 

  • Well, just in time for Father’s Day, WalletHub has come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Working Dads.
  • They looked at the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of friendliness towards working pops, in areas like work-life balance, child care, health, and economic and social well being.
  • Such indicators include things like childcare costs, average length of workday for males, parental leave policies and more.
  • Based on all those factors the site has named Massachusetts the best overall state for working fathers, with the state earning a 72.99 out of 100.
  • Massachusetts lands at number one for both childcare, and work-life balance, at two for health, and three for economic & social well-being.
  • Minnesota, third overall, is tops for both economic & social well-being, and health.

Top Ten Best States for Working Dads

  1. Massachusetts
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
  5. Connecticut
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Vermont
  8. New York
  9. Wisconsin
  10. North Dakota
  • On the flipside, Nevada is the worst state for working fathers, earning just a 31.70 out of 100.
  • It ranks 49th for economic & social wellbeing and 48thfor health, and pretty low in the other two areas.

Ten Worst States for Working Dads

  1. Nevada
  2. New Mexico
  3. Louisiana
  4. Mississippi
  5. West Virginia
  6. Alabama
  7. South Carolina
  8. Idaho
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Arkansas 

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