94% of dads with kids under 18 are employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So it’s really important to find a way to achieve some kind of work-life balance. (Even if that’s 40% work, 40% parenting, 20% “watching the game.”)
An annual study ranked all 50 states from the best place for working dads to the worst. They used 23 factors, including the length of the average work day and commute . . . childcare costs . . . school quality . . . and men’s overall health.
The 10 best states for working dads are: Massachusetts . . . the District of Columbia . . . Connecticut . . . Minnesota . . . New Jersey . . . Rhode Island . . . Wisconsin . . . New Hampshire . . . Virginia . . . and Washington state.
The bottom 10 are: New Mexico . . . Nevada . . . Mississippi . . . West Virginia . . . Louisiana . . . South Carolina . . . Alabama . . Idaho . . . Oklahoma . . . and Alaska.
(WalletHub.com has the complete ranking.)