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Jobs in Las Vegas Worse for Working Mothers

If you’re a working mother, you might want to consider other options than looking for a job in Las Vegas.

ForbesWoman recently released its list of the best cities for working mothers, and Las Vegas placed dead last at number 50. The list was based on a myriad of 11 subcategories, including living cost, healthcare and school quality.

Las Vegas ranked 35 for income, 43 for unemployment, 37 for living cost, 14 for healthcare, 49 for pediatricians, 46 for school quality, 36 for spending per-pupil, 39 for childcare, 47 for violent crimes, 34 for property crimes and 38 for parks.

“There are numerous considerations for what working moms want in their choice of a city,” ForbesWoman writer Heidi Brown said. “We based our rankings on the premise that different mothers have different needs. Beyond good healthcare and safety, mothers who work want a city which offers plentiful jobs, high salaries and abundant day care options.”

The New York metropolitan area was ranked first, while other popular cities fell further down the list, such as Boston, which came in at 24. Boston ranked second for pediatrics, fourth for income, fourth for per-pupil spending, 42 for cost of living and 50 for parks. New York was ranked fifth for parks and third for pediatrics.

The top 10 best areas for working mothers include:

  • New York Metro
  • Austin
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Milwaukee
  • Portland
  • Cincinnati
  • San Jose
  • Pittsburgh
  • Seattle-Tacoma
  • Denver

The worst cities for working mothers include:

  • Detroit
  • Birmingham
  • Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Salt Lake City
  • Tampa
  • New Orleans
  • Riverside/San Bernardino
  • Orlando
  • Las Vegas