NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Being a dad is hard work no matter where you live, but there are some states that make the role easier than others.
By analyzing aspects such as work-life balance trends, health conditions, unemployment rates and child-rearing environments among 20 key metrics, WalletHub, identified best and worst states for fathers with full-time jobs.
In the states, "where economic opportunity abounds and quality of life is emphasized, dads have it better than others," the WalletHub report said.
Check out the 10 best states for working dads. And when you're done check out the 10 worst states for working dads.
Sources used by WalletHub: U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Partnership for Women & Families, the American Urological Association, the Social Science Research Council, Child Care Aware and WalletHub research.
Economic and Social Well Being Rank: 14
Health Rank: 5
Work-Life Balance Rank: 9
Child Care Rank: 21
The state reported an unemployment rate of 6% for May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher than the national average of 5.5%, meaning jobs may be somewhat hard to come by in the state as compared to nationally.
Connecticut had the second lowest percentage of kids younger than 18 living in poverty.