In many ways New Jersey is considered to be one of the most progressive states in the nation, so you'd probably figure we'd be ranked as one of the best states for working mothers -- but a new study finds that is not the case.
More of the unemployed are finding work these days, but most of the jobs are going to men. Women were spared the worst of the recession, while men were hit hard by the devastation, especially in the manufacturing and construction sectors. So, what gives?
Women in New Jersey are increasingly more responsible for the economic security of their families, with nearly 60% of working mothers bringing in a majority of their households income -- yet women still make less money than men.