The top 10 cities for working moms include New Orleans and Hartford, Conn., with three cities from Ohio on the list. Forbes Magazine crunched the numbers to figure out which areas were best by ranking highest job opportunities, cost of childcare, crime rates, healthcare, earning potential, cost of living and even commute times.
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Columbus topped the ranking by Forbes, edging past New Orleans and Hartford, Connecticut and their surrounding areas. Cincinnati and its suburb of Middletown came in fourth, just ahead of Providence and neighboring towns in Rhode Island.
With a population of 1.8 million, Columbus scored high marks for its higher than average salaries for women, who make up 44 percent of the city's workforce.
The city also boasts a jobless rate of 5.7 percent, much lower than the national 7.8 percent, and good schools and childcare, according to Forbes.