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Connecticut among the best states for working mothers

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Source: WalletHub
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A new study ranks Connecticut as one of the best states for working mothers in 2016.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com ranked the state as 3rd in the country.

Researchers said they looked at 13 key metrics in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In those specific metrics, Connecticut finished 6th in access to pediatric services, 24th in ratio of female executives to male executives, 2nd in parental leave policy, 8th in length of an average woman's workday, 6th in percentage of single-mom families in poverty and 9th in a "best school systems" ranking.

The best state for working mothers, according to WalletHub, was Vermont. It's followed by Minnesota.

Nevada ranked at the bottom of the list as the worst.

With women comprising of nearly half of the American workforce, slightly less than three quarters of them are solo moms with young children, according to WalletHub. Yet, they earn only 79 cents for every dollar that men make.

The site said progress appears to be taking shape at different rates across the nation. Parental leave policies and other legal support systems vary from state to state. The quality of that infrastructure is also different.

To read WalletHub's complete study, click here.

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