According to a new report from Business.org, working parents in Nevada take last place in the U.S.
The reason attributes to Nevada having a high income-to-rent ratio, high unemployment, and lack of protection for paid leave, leaves parents in a tough spot.
Here are some other key findings:
– D.C. tops the list at #1 for working parents, while Washington State ranks #2, with New Jersey in spot #3.
– California and Washington both grant full legal protections for parents, while Oregon has a solid income-to-rent ratio and low unemployment.
To find out which states were best for working parents, they used data that might indicate parents in the area had more free time to spend with their children.
Specifically, they looked for states that offered family-friendly legal protections, including paid family leave (paid maternity and paternity leave), paid medical leave, and various types of job-protected leave.
They also wanted to know which states offered the best ratio of income to housing costs (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), since a parent with a low high income-to-rent ratio might not have to work as many hours to cover their family’s basic needs.
It also allowed them to look at job stability during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic by examining the state’s change in unemployment rate over the past year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The full report can be read by clicking here.