Slideshow Top 10 states for working moms

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  • May 04 2016, 9:39pm EDT
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Top 10 states for working moms

WalletHub’s recent analysis compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for working mothers, using 13 weighted metrics, including factors such as median salary for women, female unemployment rates and daycare quality. Here’s where the top 10 states rank in the categories of professional opportunities, work-life balance and childcare:

10. New Jersey

Professional opportunities: 46
Work-life balance: 17
Childcare: 3
Total score: 53.12

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9. Kansas

Professional opportunities: 27
Work-life balance: 21
Childcare: 5
Total score: 53.15

8. Colorado

Professional opportunities: 14
Work-life balance: 27
Childcare: 10
Total score: 53.64

7. Wisconsin

Professional opportunities: 26
Work-life balance: 10
Childcare: 15
Total score: 54.33

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6. Illinois

Professional opportunities: 13
Work-life balance: 22
Childcare: 9
Total score: 54.42

5. Massachusetts

Professional opportunities: 21
Work-life balance: 30
Childcare: 10
Total score: 56.26

4. North Dakota

Professional opportunities: 16
Work-life balance: 14
Childcare: 7
Total score: 56.34

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3. Connecticut

Professional opportunities: 37
Work-life balance: 1
Childcare: 12
Total score: 58.17

2. Minnesota

Professional opportunities: 4
Work-life balance: 7
Childcare: 8
Total score: 60.23

1. Vermont

Professional opportunities: 2
Work-life balance: 11
Childcare: 1
Total score: 63.93