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Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2009-10 annual averages

Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2009-2010 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2009 2010 2009 2010

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS

Total families

34,762 34,513 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

30,521 30,153 87.8 87.4

No parent employed

4,241 4,359 12.2 12.6

Married-couple families

Total

24,223 23,804 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

23,179 22,776 95.7 95.7

Mother employed

16,055 15,577 66.3 65.4

Both parents employed

14,269 13,822 58.9 58.1

Mother employed, not father

1,786 1,755 7.4 7.4

Father employed, not mother

7,124 7,199 29.4 30.2

Neither parent employed

1,044 1,028 4.3 4.3

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

8,308 8,401 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

5,632 5,627 67.8 67.0

Mother not employed

2,677 2,774 32.2 33.0

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

2,231 2,308 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,710 1,750 76.6 75.8

Father not employed

521 557 23.4 24.2

WITH OWN CHILDREN 6 TO 17 YEARS, NONE YOUNGER

Total families

19,699 19,480 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

17,465 17,224 88.7 88.4

No parent employed

2,234 2,257 11.3 11.6

Married-couple families

Total

13,449 13,203 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,867 12,650 95.7 95.8

Mother employed

9,691 9,333 72.1 70.7

Both parents employed

8,582 8,256 63.8 62.5

Mother employed, not father

1,109 1,076 8.2 8.2

Father employed, not mother

3,176 3,318 23.6 25.1

Neither parent employed

582 553 4.3 4.2

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

4,928 4,987 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

3,578 3,594 72.6 72.1

Mother not employed

1,350 1,393 27.4 27.9

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,321 1,290 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,019 979 77.1 75.9

Father not employed

302 311 22.9 24.1

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS

Total families

15,063 15,032 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

13,056 12,930 86.7 86.0

No parent employed

2,007 2,103 13.3 14.0

Married-couple families

Total

10,774 10,601 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

10,312 10,125 95.7 95.5

Mother employed

6,364 6,244 59.1 58.9

Both parents employed

5,688 5,566 52.8 52.5

Mother employed, not father

676 678 6.3 6.4

Father employed, not mother

3,948 3,881 36.6 36.6

Neither parent employed

462 475 4.3 4.5

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

3,380 3,414 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

2,053 2,033 60.8 59.6

Mother not employed

1,327 1,381 39.2 40.4

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

910 1,018 100.0 100.0

Father employed

691 771 75.9 75.8

Father not employed

219 247 24.1 24.2

Footnotes
(1) No spouse present.

NOTE: Own children include sons, daughters, step-children, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020