South Carolina Ranked As One of 2020’s Worst States for Working Moms

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With Mother’s Day around the corner and the unemployment rate rising faster for women than for men, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’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 median women’s salary to female unemployment rate to day-care quality.

North Carolina ranked among the bottom half of the states at #31 and South Carolina ranked as one of the worst in America at #48:

Best and Worst States for Working Moms

Overall Rank
(1=Best)
State Total Score ‘Child Care’ Rank ‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank ‘Work-Life Balance’ Rank
1 Massachusetts 68.22 2 7 1
2 Minnesota 62.28 1 1 16
3 Vermont 59.93 4 5 9
4 Connecticut 59.64 3 21 6
5 District of Columbia 58.21 11 11 5
6 New Jersey 56.53 8 20 8
7 Rhode Island 56.24 9 48 2
8 Maine 54.74 15 6 13
9 New Hampshire 53.98 6 3 34
10 Wisconsin 53.10 14 17 11
11 Washington 52.88 31 29 3
12 South Dakota 50.30 20 2 24
13 Delaware 50.29 7 9 41
14 North Dakota 49.71 5 38 23
15 New York 48.27 19 40 14
16 Colorado 48.13 23 4 32
17 Oregon 48.12 43 14 4
18 Iowa 48.02 16 32 18
19 Montana 47.86 24 31 12
20 Indiana 47.85 13 27 30
21 Virginia 47.14 10 13 47
22 Kentucky 46.20 17 28 35
23 Tennessee 46.16 12 19 46
24 Kansas 45.67 29 25 19
25 Ohio 45.64 28 23 20
26 Utah 44.87 26 46 10
27 Illinois 44.44 18 43 25
28 Maryland 44.12 22 8 50
29 Nebraska 43.88 30 22 28
30 Missouri 43.57 27 15 39
31 North Carolina 43.49 34 12 36
32 Michigan 43.29 36 16 29
33 Pennsylvania 42.80 33 24 37
34 Hawaii 42.25 37 41 17
35 California 41.92 49 34 7
36 Wyoming 41.19 21 49 21
37 Florida 41.08 25 30 44
38 Arizona 40.69 39 18 33
39 Alaska 39.36 40 35 22
40 Texas 38.73 32 37 49
41 Arkansas 38.56 41 33 27
42 Georgia 38.51 38 26 51
43 Nevada 37.64 48 10 45
44 New Mexico 37.34 42 39 26
45 Oklahoma 37.11 35 44 40
46 Idaho 35.61 50 36 15
47 West Virginia 34.62 45 45 31
48 South Carolina 34.19 44 42 42
49 Alabama 31.05 47 47 43
50 Mississippi 29.92 46 51 47
51 Louisiana 27.57 51 50 38

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