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

Table 4. Employment status by marital status and sex, 2008 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Marital status and sex Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of population Total Percent of labor force
Total

Total, 16 years and over

233,788 154,287 66.0 145,362 62.2 8,924 5.8 79,501

Married, spouse present

122,349 84,644 69.2 81,729 66.8 2,915 3.4 37,705

Unmarried, total

111,439 69,643 62.5 63,634 57.1 6,010 8.6 41,796

Never married

66,254 44,874 67.7 40,452 61.1 4,422 9.9 21,381

Other marital status

45,185 24,769 54.8 23,182 51.3 1,587 6.4 20,415

Divorced

22,864 16,126 70.5 15,182 66.4 944 5.9 6,738

Separated

8,198 5,772 70.4 5,296 64.6 475 8.2 2,427

Widowed

14,122 2,872 20.3 2,704 19.1 168 5.9 11,251
Women

Total, 16 years and over

120,675 71,767 59.5 67,876 56.2 3,891 5.4 48,908

Married, spouse present

60,554 37,194 61.4 35,869 59.2 1,325 3.6 23,360

Unmarried, total

60,121 34,573 57.5 32,007 53.2 2,566 7.4 25,548

Never married

30,980 20,231 65.3 18,513 59.8 1,717 8.5 10,749

Other marital status

29,141 14,342 49.2 13,494 46.3 849 5.9 14,799

Divorced

13,379 9,222 68.9 8,743 65.4 479 5.2 4,157

Separated

4,520 2,947 65.2 2,702 59.8 246 8.3 1,572

Widowed

11,242 2,173 19.3 2,048 18.2 125 5.7 9,069
Men

Total, 16 years and over

113,113 82,520 73.0 77,486 68.5 5,033 6.1 30,593

Married, spouse present

61,794 47,450 76.8 45,860 74.2 1,590 3.4 14,345

Unmarried, total

51,318 35,070 68.3 31,627 61.6 3,443 9.8 16,248

Never married

35,274 24,643 69.9 21,938 62.2 2,705 11.0 10,631

Other marital status

16,044 10,427 65.0 9,688 60.4 739 7.1 5,617

Divorced

9,486 6,905 72.8 6,439 67.9 465 6.7 2,581

Separated

3,678 2,824 76.8 2,594 70.5 230 8.1 854

Widowed

2,880 698 24.3 655 22.7 43 6.2 2,181

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.