Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 31. Job-related work at home on primary job: All workers by marital status, presence and age of children, sex, and pay status, May 2004 (Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Total employed (3) Persons who usually worked at home (1)
Total Rate Percent distribution by class of worker (2)
Wage and salary Self-employed (4)
Paid Unpaid
Total

Total, 16 years and over

136,602 20,673 15.1 16.2 49.3 33.7

Married, spouse present

77,243 14,623 18.9 16.4 48.1 34.6

Not married

59,359 6,050 10.2 15.7 52.2 31.5

Never married

36,857 3,087 8.4 17.7 58.1 23.2

Other marital status

22,502 2,963 13.2 13.6 46.1 40.2

With own children under 18

50,011 8,584 17.2 17.4 47.5 34.0

With own children under 6

21,373 3,599 16.8 19.2 47.3 32.8

With no own children under 18

86,591 12,090 14.0 15.4 50.5 33.4
Women

Total, 16 years and over

64,185 9,893 15.4 17.8 51.4 29.4

Married, spouse present

33,750 6,509 19.3 18.2 48.8 31.4

Not married

30,435 3,384 11.1 17.1 56.5 25.5

Never married

16,754 1,522 9.1 19.2 66.2 12.7

Other marital status

13,681 1,862 13.6 15.3 48.6 35.9

With own children under 18

24,108 4,051 16.8 19.9 46.6 31.5

With own children under 6

9,331 1,614 17.3 23.4 42.6 32.6

With no own children under 18

40,077 5,842 14.6 16.3 54.8 27.9
Men

Total, 16 years and over

72,417 10,780 14.9 14.7 47.3 37.6

Married, spouse present

43,493 8,114 18.7 15.0 47.5 37.1

Not married

28,924 2,666 9.2 13.9 46.8 39.1

Never married

20,104 1,565 7.8 16.2 50.3 33.3

Other marital status

8,820 1,101 12.5 10.5 41.8 47.4

With own children under 18

25,903 4,533 17.5 15.1 48.4 36.3

With own children under 6

12,042 1,986 16.5 15.8 51.0 33.0

With no own children under 18

46,514 6,247 13.4 14.5 46.5 38.6

Footnotes:
(1) Persons who usually work at home are defined as those who work at home at least once per week as part of their primary job.
(2) Unpaid family workers and wage and salary workers who did not report pay status are included in total but not shown separately.
(3) Includes persons who did not provide information on work at home.
(4) Includes both the incorporated and unincorporated self-employed.

NOTE: Data refer to employed persons in nonagricultural industries. Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.

 

SOURCE: Work at home supplement to the Current Population Survey, last conducted in May 2004, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.