Hiring is up, unemployment rates are down, but even still – people struggle to raise their families.
The personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family after comparing 50 states across 49 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate.
Georgia came in near the top of the list for ‘worst places to raise a family’ — No. 10.
Raising a Family in Georgia (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
* 45th – Infant-Mortality Rate
* 27th – Median Family Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
* 25th – Violent-Crime Rate
* 43rd – % of Families in Poverty
* 25th – Housing Affordability
* 35th – Unemployment Rate
* 35th – Separation & Divorce Rate
The 10 best places were named as follows:
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- New York
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island