Utah women work part time at highest rate in U.S.

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Nile Checketts had reached “the final straw.” More than half of her salary was going to the nanny, and her job wasn’t flexible enough for her to be home with her two kids on days the nanny didn’t show up.

So, Checketts quit her daytime office position and got a part-time gig at night at an ice cream shop. “I just felt such a sense of relief not trying to work on child care anymore,” she said.

Checketts, 29, of Salt Lake City, is like many of the women across Utah who were surveyed in a new statewide poll that said they had made this switch. Forty percent of women surveyed who had worked outside the home in the past decade said they had worked both full and part time.

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