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ND, Minn. among nation's best states for working moms

FARGO -- North Dakota and Minnesota are some of the best states in the nation for working moms, according to a new report. Finance website WalletHub's recent analysis, released Tuesday, May 3, ranked Minnesota No. 2 in the country with a total sc...

FARGO -- North Dakota and Minnesota are some of the best states in the nation for working moms, according to a new report.

Finance website WalletHub's recent analysis, released Tuesday, May 3, ranked Minnesota No. 2 in the country with a total score of 60.23. North Dakota was No. 4 with a score of 56.34, compared to the top state, Vermont, with a score of 63.93 out of 100.

The website looked into 13 factors to determine scores, including median salary for women, female unemployment rate, quality of day care, gender pay gap and parental leave policy.

North Dakota's score was boosted by the country's lowest female unemployment rate and second-shortest average commute time for women.

Minnesota had the fourth-best ranking for professional opportunities, a category that tracked statistics such as the gender pay gap, ratio of female to male executives, median salary and percentage of families in poverty.

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