Louisiana is ranking pretty low on the totem for working dads according to Wallethub. Back in the 60s, 75% of American Families relied on the single income of the man of the house. The Dad would spend much of the week at work while the mom stayed at home with the kids. Now, two-thirds of households depend on at least two incomes and the father is rarely the primary breadwinner anymore.

Fatherhood is still not an easy gig. And a central role in fatherhood is still providing a life for his family. Over 93 percent of dads with kids younger than 18 were employed in 2019. However, some states are much better for working dads with advantages in better economies and qualities of life.

WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The data set ranges from average length of work day for males to child-care costs to share of men in good or better health. Louisiana ranked 49th on the list for overall heath and economic status reasons, as well as work/life balance, and child care.
 Best States for Working Dads

Overall Rank (1 = Best)StateTotal Score‘Economic & Social Well-Being’ Rank‘Work-Life Balance’ Rank‘Child Care’ Rank‘Health’ Rank
1Massachusetts74.963114
2Minnesota70.871922
3Connecticut69.0441131
4District of Columbia65.708789
5New Jersey65.4776717
6Rhode Island64.38243616
7New Hampshire62.58533520
8Iowa62.37619125
9North Dakota61.53239915
10Vermont60.78271447
11Wisconsin60.761113208
12Virginia59.399361123
13Maryland58.8313182211
14Delaware57.8220271018
15Washington57.732623613
16Ohio57.7010152430
17South Dakota54.6618421921
18Nebraska54.6012442712
19Utah54.392582922
20Illinois54.2721322119
21Indiana54.1223211737
22Colorado53.6622262614
23Pennsylvania53.4714413024
24Kansas52.8015403125
25Missouri52.6216352539
26Michigan52.2419283529
27Maine52.1436251533
28Wyoming51.9517501834
29Montana51.3831242326
30Tennessee51.3028301346
31New York50.884910166
32Hawaii50.584412333
33Kentucky49.9535381444
34North Carolina48.7230313232
35Oregon47.094554327
36Alaska46.3934233936
37Florida45.4746202840
38Texas45.0632473438
39California43.725044910
40Georgia43.5137453741
41Arkansas42.9040294145
42Arizona42.7348174031
43Oklahoma41.3138463849
44Nevada40.9547164835
45South Carolina40.1839434642
46Idaho40.1041345128
47Alabama40.0833494447
48West Virginia38.6243374551
49Louisiana37.6429485048
50Mississippi36.9442514250
51New Mexico35.8551224743