Working moms are working harder than ever to balance their work lives and their family lives while still having some time left over to pursue their own hobbies. For the second year running, Forbes Woman has compiled a list of the top 20 cities for working moms, which analyzes a range of data such as education systems, health care, job opportunities and earnings potential.
Forbes Woman began the research by looking at the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States and then took into account factors such as safety, employment rates, cost of living, etc. The study also keeps in mind that “best” will connote different ideas to different women.
Based on the study’s criteria, this year’s No.1 city is Minneapolis, Minn. Minneapolis had the lowest violent crime rate of all major U.S. cities and it also boasts the lowest unemployment rate (6.4%). Rounding out the top five cities were Washington, D.C.; Boston, Mass.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Baltimore-Towson, Md.
On the other side of the list, Las Vegas remained last on the list, mostly because of its high unemployment rate (14.1%),lack of practicing doctors and high violent crime rate (680+ violent crimes per 10,000 residents), according to the Forbes Woman article.
How does your city rank in accommodating working mothers? What could be done to make your city more working-mom friendly? Let Vision 2020 know in the comments below.