Nearly half of Florida moms are main breadwinner

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Fully 42 percent of American mothers were the sole or primary income earners in their families in 2015, the Center for American Progress reports, an all-time high.

By state, the share ranges from a low of 26.3 percent in Utah to a high of 53.5 percent in Mississippi. Florida ranks fifth-highest with a share of 46.8 percent.

The share of women as primary breadwinners has steadily increased over the past four decades, reflecting an increase in single-parent families and the decline of male-dominated jobs in manufacturing and construction.

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