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Study: Nevada one of worst states for working moms

Posted at 10:27 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 20:53:40-04

Ahead of Mother's Day on May 13, Nevada has ranked near the bottom of the list for working moms.

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Nevada ranked No. 48 on WalletHub's 2018 list. Child care costs ranked No. 46, pediatricians per capita No. 42, median women's salary per cost of living No. 45, parental leave policy No. 40 and average length of woman's workday No. 39.

In regards to pediatricians, there are fewer than 5 per 100,000 Nevada residents while the median women's salary is $33,822. The share of families in poverty in the Silver State is about 35 percent. 

The unemployment rate for women was 5.7 percent while Nevada's rate for all workers was most recently at 4.9 percent. 

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Nevada fared better when it came to ratio of female executives to male executives at 17th, 23rd for gender pay gap and 28th for daycare quality.

At the bottom of the list was Idaho while Vermont ranked the best state for working moms.