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Be fruitful and multiply … unless you’re in South Carolina.

According to a new study released by Wallet Hub, working moms in the Palmetto State have a much tougher go of things than their counterparts in other states. In fact South Carolina is the fifth-worst state in the nation when it comes to working moms – trailing only Idaho, Wyoming, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The best state in the nation for working moms (at least according to this study)? Oregon …

The Wallet Hub survey included nine different measurements in three broad categories –¬†work-life balance, child care, and professional opportunities. Among the measurements included? Gender-based pay gaps and parental leave policies.

What do we think of these rankings?

Well, the Wallet Hub article accompanying them gushed over U.S. President Barack Obama, the story first ran in the left-leaning rag The Atlantic and the study popped on our radar via a news release the S.C. Democratic Party.

We’re not saying the data is wrong … we’re just saying it arrived on our radar screen from a leftward orientation.

Having said that, there’s no denying things are hard for everybody in South Carolina these days …