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Dads Who Work: Do you Live in the Top 10 Best or Worst State for Working Fathers?

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With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with kids younger than 18 in the labor force, the leading personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the Best & Worst States for Working Dads.

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.Wallet Hub did so using 20 key metrics, which range from day care quality to male life expectancy.

Best States for Working DadsWorst States for Working Dads
1Minnesota42New Mexico
2Connecticut43Georgia
3Vermont44Alabama
4Massachusetts45Idaho
5New Jersey46South Carolina
6Wisconsin47Louisiana
7Iowa48Mississippi
8Kansas49West Virginia
9Virginia50Alaska
10North Dakota51Nevada

Comparing The Best & Worst

  • Virginia has the highest median income for families – dad present – with kids younger than 18, at $100,738 – which is two times higher than the state with the lowest, Hawaii, at $51,160.
  • Nevada has the highest unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18, 7.95%, which is seven times higher than in North Dakota, the state with the lowest rate: 1.20%.
  • New Mexico has the highest percentage of kids younger than 18 with dad present living in poverty, 21.28%, which is four times higher than in New Hampshire, the state with the lowest, 5.36%.
  • Texas has the highest male uninsured rate, 22.9%, which is five times higher than in Massachusetts, the state with the lowest, 4.9%.
  • Alabama has the highest heart disease mortality rate among males, 267.8, which is two times higher than in Minnesota, the state with the lowest, 147.
  • Florida has the highest child care costs adjusted for median family income, 13.32%, which is two times higher than in Mississippi, the state with the lowest, 5.82%.

For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit:

http://wallethub.com/edu/bestand-worst-states-for-workingdads/134

Father’s Day: These states are the Best and Worst for Working Dads

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Father trying to work while holding baby

As we approach Father’s Day, it’s a good time to share this recent Wallet Hub report showcasing the best and worst states for Working Dads. Right now, nearly 93 percent of dads with kids younger than 18 were in the labor force in 2014.

WalletHub analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. It used  20 key metrics, which range from the unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18 to male life expectancy to day care quality.

Here are the final results:

Best States for Working DadsWorst States for Working Dads
1Minnesota42Arizona
2New Hampshire43Idaho
3Massachusetts44Alabama
4Vermont45Alaska
5New Jersey46New Mexico
6Virginia47Louisiana
7Wisconsin48West Virginia
8Maryland49Arkansas
9Utah50Nevada
10Connecticut51Mississippi

Other Key Stats

  • The median income for families (dad present) with kids younger than 18 adjusted for cost of living is two times higher in the District of Columbia than in Hawaii.
  • The unemployment rate for dads with kids younger than 18 is seven times higher in Nevada than in North Dakota.
  • The percentage of dads with kids younger than 18 living in poverty is four times higher in New Mexico than in New Hampshire.
  • The rate of uninsured men is five times higher in Texas than in Massachusetts.
  • The mortality rate due to heart disease (per 100,000 men) is two times higher in Alabama than in Colorado.
  • The cost of child care adjusted for the median income for families (dad present) is two times higher in New York than in Louisiana.

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For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit:

http://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-working-dads/13458/