This one is for the moms.

I have some good news for Rhode Island and Massachusetts mamas.

According to the latest study from WalletHub, you are living in the top 2 best states for working moms, and here’s why.

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WalletHub’s Methodology

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions: Child Care, Professional Opportunities, and Work-Life Balance.

“We evaluated those dimensions using 17 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for working moms,” said WalletHub. “We then determined each state and the District’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.”

Massachusetts Is the Best State for Working Moms

Massachusetts takes the number one spot in the nation. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates for women at just 2.8%.

Women are able to take a good amount of time off when they are ready to have a child, with the state having some of the best parental leave policies in the country.

The Bay State is the best for working from home and the quality of education that children receive is some of the best public education in the country.

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Rhode Island Is the Second-Best State for Working Moms

Rhode Island gets credit for having the lowest gender pay gap in the country, with women earning 99.6% of what men earn.

The state boasts one of the highest ratios of female to male executives and senior-level managers and had one of the lowest unemployment rates for women last year at 2.7%.

According to the study, Rhode Island has some of the most pediatricians per capita and has a lot of childcare workers per capita.

Moms are experts at balancing family, work, and everything in between. It's nice to hear Massachusetts and Rhode Island are doing what they can to make that balancing act a bit easier.

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