The Raleigh-Cary area ranks 33rd among the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas for working moms, according to a recent study by publishing giant Forbes.
Forbes Woman magazine used the following criteria for this years’ list: women’s earnings, unemployment rates, crime levels, school systems, health care and cost of living.
The Raleigh-Cary placed second in “violent crimes” due to the area’s low crime rate. The eastern half of the Triangle also posted the 14th lowest unemployment rate.
In the other categories, Raleigh-Cary ranked No. 22 for pediatricians, No. 23 for cost of living, No. 37 for women’s income and No. 45 for spending per pupil in public schools.
Raleigh-Cary finished ahead of the only other North Carolina metro in the report, Charlotte, which ranked 48th. The Durham-Chapel Hill metro does not rank among the 50 largest and was not part of the report.