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Report: Kansas one of top states for working moms

According to a Wallet Hub report, Kansas was judged the ninth-best state for working moms with Vermont earning the top ranking and Nevada coming in last.
According to a Wallet Hub report, Kansas was judged the ninth-best state for working moms with Vermont earning the top ranking and Nevada coming in last. File photo

Kansas is among the top states in the nation for working moms, according to a report.

Personal finance website Wallet Hub recently ranked all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., on conditions and opportunities for working mothers. Kansas was judged the ninth-best state for working moms with Vermont earning the top ranking and Nevada coming in last.

The data used for the report judged states on factors like child care, gender pay gaps and parental leave opportunities, according to a news release.

Kansas was ranked as the fifth-best state in the nation for child care, which looked at factors like day care quality and costs, the report said. The report used information from U.S. Census Bureau, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Child Care Aware of America, which is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In order, the top 10 states for child care in 2016 were: Vermont, Minnesota, Connecticut, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas and New Jersey, according to the study.

Wallet Hub was launched in 2012 by Evolution Finance. The full working mothers report can be found at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-working-moms/3565/.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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