Arkansas Is One Of The Worst States For Working Moms, Report Says

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Arkansas is one of the worst states for working moms, according to a new report from Wallet Hub.

The finance website analyzed the attractiveness of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on several different metrics. Some of those metrics included child care costs, gender pay gap, female unemployment rate, parental leave policy and more.

Arkansas is actually the sixth worst state in the U.S. for working mothers, the report states. The same report states that Oklahoma is the tenth worst state in the nation for working mothers.

The best state in the nation for working mothers is Vermont, according to the report.

To view the full report from Wallet Hub, click here.


  • Carolyn Ivey

    When my son was little we lived in Russellville and the child care ate most of my paycheck. Times were tough on us, but we made it through by budgeting and doing without. Went to DHS and was told I made too much for help from them. The $100 a month in child support helped some.

  • Randy Ingle

    That is a sad result of a survey although I do not know the specifics of how the survey was conducted but assuming it may be somewhat accurate let’s hope our Legislators will strive to make improvements for the working Mom.

  • alexanderh76

    Another attack on Arkansas by Lanning and the other liberal hacks. I’m sure they sit around most of the day searching for any reason to bash us. Never do these two-bit reporters have anything remotely positive to write about our state. We would be much better off if they took their hate parade elsewhere. After all, liberals are the most intolerant among us though they try to pretend otherwise. Good riddance!

    • arnold fudpucker

      Libs are the original “do as I say, not as I do” bunch. Given the source of this report, I would seriously doubt it’s veracity. Too many such reports begin with a slant designed to give the desired results. The libs and the wishy washy are quick to proclaim the study as true. See above.

    • Curt Lanning

      Alex, you’re slipping.

      I’m not seeing as many of your comments on my stories as I used to.

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