Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 23. Married-couple families by number and relationship of earners, 1967–2008
Year Married-couple families
Total No earners One earner Two earners or more
Total Husband only Wife only Other family member Total Husband and wife Husband and other family member Wife and other family member Husband and wife are not earners

1967

43,292 2,943 16,490 15,429 716 345 23,859 18,888 4,639 - -

1968

43,842 2,888 16,375 15,310 730 335 24,579 19,743 4,522 - -

1969

44,436 3,022 16,268 15,133 797 339 25,145 20,327 4,517 - -

1970

44,832 3,252 16,117 14,931 867 320 25,464 20,510 4,622 - -

1971

45,939 3,471 16,847 15,502 1,004 340 25,621 20,641 4,651 - -

1972

46,594 3,632 16,787 15,387 1,003 398 26,175 21,279 4,553 - -

1973

47,185 4,027 16,080 14,547 1,110 423 27,078 22,152 4,535 - -

1974

47,438 4,325 15,795 14,122 1,216 457 27,319 22,451 4,442 - -

1975

47,878 4,943 16,217 14,343 1,394 481 26,717 22,338 3,861 - -

1976

48,150 4,962 15,630 13,690 1,424 516 27,559 23,104 3,829 - -

1977

48,131 5,177 15,119 13,153 1,456 512 27,835 23,474 3,812 - -

1978

48,532 5,226 14,456 12,434 1,509 513 28,850 24,655 3,609 - -

1979

49,132 5,559 13,912 11,934 1,499 480 29,660 25,595 3,476 - -

1980

49,316 5,903 13,900 11,621 1,707 573 29,513 25,557 3,380 - -

1981

49,669 6,213 13,832 11,524 1,680 628 29,624 25,729 3,212 - -

1982

49,947 6,427 14,235 11,575 2,048 613 29,285 25,387 3,149 - -

1983

50,134 6,549 13,692 11,100 1,944 647 29,893 26,119 2,996 - -

1984

50,395 6,630 12,952 10,472 1,852 628 30,814 27,035 2,891 - -

1985

50,978 6,693 12,961 10,406 1,897 658 31,324 27,787 2,764 - -

1986

51,574 6,731 12,565 9,984 1,917 664 32,278 28,811 2,730 - -

1987

51,847 6,741 12,435 9,787 1,946 702 32,671 29,369 2,576 - -

1988

52,149 6,754 11,876 9,463 1,777 636 33,519 30,536 2,303 532 148

1989

52,385 6,812 11,748 9,212 1,840 695 33,825 30,879 2,373 435 138

1990

52,241 6,770 11,630 9,107 1,826 698 33,841 30,829 2,369 479 164

1991

52,549 7,091 11,523 8,873 1,993 657 33,935 31,049 2,161 527 197

1992

53,254 7,256 11,977 9,114 2,145 718 34,021 31,268 1,940 624 199

1993

53,248 7,282 11,842 8,745 2,411 687 34,123 31,302 2,051 614 156

1994

53,929 7,227 11,774 8,719 2,374 681 34,928 32,125 2,048 603 151

1995

53,621 7,278 11,739 8,821 2,253 664 34,604 32,061 1,878 539 127

1996

53,654 7,148 11,556 8,671 2,214 671 34,950 32,406 1,899 522 123

1997

54,362 7,289 11,728 8,792 2,302 634 35,345 32,764 1,853 569 158

1998

54,829 7,257 12,279 9,198 2,419 662 35,293 32,810 1,726 616 141

1999

55,352 7,163 12,328 9,093 2,595 640 35,861 33,360 1,815 519 167

2000

56,643 7,463 12,717 9,515 2,601 600 36,463 33,892 1,865 566 139

2001

56,798 7,666 12,907 9,621 2,698 588 36,224 33,696 1,898 501 129

2002

57,362 7,803 13,487 10,109 2,818 560 36,071 33,547 1,845 558 121

2003

57,767 8,043 14,051 10,469 3,026 557 35,673 33,220 1,789 548 117

2004

58,045 7,996 14,352 10,821 2,991 540 35,696 33,131 1,832 610 123

2005

58,225 8,017 14,292 10,603 3,096 593 35,915 33,380 1,818 597 121

2006

59,050 8,091 14,545 10,693 3,261 591 36,414 33,880 1,752 639 142

2007

58,490 7,914 14,264 10,392 3,265 608 36,312 33,718 1,847 597 149

2008

59,137 8,078 14,606 10,552 3,434 620 36,452 33,905 1,739 650 158
(Percent distribution)

1967

100.0 6.8 38.1 35.6 1.7 0.8 55.1 43.6 10.7 - -

1968

100.0 6.6 37.4 34.9 1.7 0.8 56.1 45.0 10.3 - -

1969

100.0 6.8 36.6 34.1 1.8 0.8 56.6 45.7 10.2 - -

1970

100.0 7.3 35.9 33.3 1.9 0.7 56.8 45.7 10.3 - -

1971

100.0 7.6 36.7 33.7 2.2 0.7 55.8 44.9 10.1 - -

1972

100.0 7.8 36.0 33.0 2.2 0.9 56.2 45.7 9.8 - -

1973

100.0 8.5 34.1 30.8 2.4 0.9 57.4 46.9 9.6 - -

1974

100.0 9.1 33.3 29.8 2.6 1.0 57.6 47.3 9.4 - -

1975

100.0 10.3 33.9 30.0 2.9 1.0 55.8 46.7 8.1 - -

1976

100.0 10.3 32.5 28.4 3.0 1.1 57.2 48.0 8.0 - -

1977

100.0 10.8 31.4 27.3 3.0 1.1 57.8 48.8 7.9 - -

1978

100.0 10.8 29.8 25.6 3.1 1.1 59.4 50.8 7.4 - -

1979

100.0 11.3 28.3 24.3 3.1 1.0 60.4 52.1 7.1 - -

1980

100.0 12.0 28.2 23.6 3.5 1.2 59.8 51.8 6.9 - -

1981

100.0 12.5 27.8 23.2 3.4 1.3 59.6 51.8 6.5 - -

1982

100.0 12.9 28.5 23.2 4.1 1.2 58.6 50.8 6.3 - -

1983

100.0 13.1 27.3 22.1 3.9 1.3 59.6 52.1 6.0 - -

1984

100.0 13.2 25.7 20.8 3.7 1.2 61.1 53.6 5.7 - -

1985

100.0 13.1 25.4 20.4 3.7 1.3 61.4 54.5 5.4 - -

1986

100.0 13.1 24.4 19.4 3.7 1.3 62.6 55.9 5.3 - -

1987

100.0 13.0 24.0 18.9 3.8 1.4 63.0 56.6 5.0 - -

1988

100.0 13.0 22.8 18.1 3.4 1.2 64.3 58.6 4.4 1.0 0.3

1989

100.0 13.0 22.4 17.6 3.5 1.3 64.6 58.9 4.5 0.8 0.3

1990

100.0 13.0 22.3 17.4 3.5 1.3 64.8 59.0 4.5 0.9 0.3

1991

100.0 13.5 21.9 16.9 3.8 1.3 64.6 59.1 4.1 1.0 0.4

1992

100.0 13.6 22.5 17.1 4.0 1.3 63.9 58.7 3.6 1.2 0.4

1993

100.0 13.7 22.2 16.4 4.5 1.3 64.1 58.8 3.9 1.2 0.3

1994

100.0 13.4 21.8 16.2 4.4 1.3 64.8 59.6 3.8 1.1 0.3

1995

100.0 13.6 21.9 16.5 4.2 1.2 64.5 59.8 3.5 1.0 0.2

1996

100.0 13.3 21.5 16.2 4.1 1.3 65.1 60.4 3.5 1.0 0.2

1997

100.0 13.4 21.6 16.2 4.2 1.2 65.0 60.3 3.4 1.0 0.3

1998

100.0 13.2 22.4 16.8 4.4 1.2 64.4 59.8 3.1 1.1 0.3

1999

100.0 12.9 22.3 16.4 4.7 1.2 64.8 60.3 3.3 0.9 0.3

2000

100.0 13.2 22.5 16.8 4.6 1.1 64.4 59.8 3.3 1.0 0.2

2001

100.0 13.5 22.7 16.9 4.8 1.0 63.8 59.3 3.3 0.9 0.2

2002

100.0 13.6 23.5 17.6 4.9 1.0 62.9 58.5 3.2 1.0 0.2

2003

100.0 13.9 24.3 18.1 5.2 1.0 61.8 57.5 3.1 0.9 0.2

2004

100.0 13.8 24.7 18.6 5.2 0.9 61.5 57.1 3.2 1.0 0.2

2005

100.0 13.8 24.5 18.2 5.3 1.0 61.7 57.3 3.1 1.0 0.2

2006

100.0 13.7 24.6 18.1 5.5 1.0 61.7 57.4 3.0 1.1 0.2

2007

100.0 13.5 24.4 17.8 5.6 1.0 62.1 57.6 3.2 1.0 0.3

2008

100.0 13.7 24.7 17.8 5.8 1.0 61.6 57.3 2.9 1.1 0.3

NOTE: These data, collected in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement, reflect the earnings and work experience of the entire year. Dash indicates data not available.

 

SOURCE: Annual Social and Economic Supplements, 1968–2009, Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011