Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2014-2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2014 2015 2014 2015

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS

Total families

34,434 34,363 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

30,545 30,672 88.7 89.3

No parent employed

3,889 3,692 11.3 10.7

Married-couple families

Total

23,330 23,401 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

22,528 22,631 96.6 96.7

Mother employed

15,347 15,420 65.8 65.9

Both parents employed

14,033 14,174 60.2 60.6

Mother employed, not father

1,314 1,246 5.6 5.3

Father employed, not mother

7,181 7,211 30.8 30.8

Neither parent employed

801 771 3.4 3.3

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

8,589 8,505 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

5,958 6,024 69.4 70.8

Mother not employed

2,632 2,481 30.6 29.2

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

2,515 2,457 100.0 100.0

Father employed

2,059 2,017 81.9 82.1

Father not employed

456 440 18.1 17.9

WITH OWN CHILDREN 6 TO 17 YEARS, NONE YOUNGER

Total families

19,850 19,774 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

17,768 17,762 89.5 89.8

No parent employed

2,082 2,012 10.5 10.2

Married-couple families

Total

13,239 13,306 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,753 12,842 96.3 96.5

Mother employed

9,321 9,363 70.4 70.4

Both parents employed

8,453 8,565 63.9 64.4

Mother employed, not father

868 798 6.6 6.0

Father employed, not mother

3,432 3,479 25.9 26.1

Neither parent employed

486 464 3.7 3.5

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

5,130 5,080 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

3,811 3,790 74.3 74.6

Mother not employed

1,319 1,290 25.7 25.4

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,481 1,388 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,204 1,130 81.3 81.4

Father not employed

277 258 18.7 18.6

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS

Total families

14,584 14,589 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,777 12,910 87.6 88.5

No parent employed

1,807 1,680 12.4 11.5

Married-couple families

Total

10,091 10,096 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

9,775 9,789 96.9 97.0

Mother employed

6,027 6,057 59.7 60.0

Both parents employed

5,580 5,609 55.3 55.6

Mother employed, not father

447 448 4.4 4.4

Father employed, not mother

3,749 3,732 37.1 37.0

Neither parent employed

315 307 3.1 3.0

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

3,460 3,425 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

2,147 2,234 62.1 65.2

Mother not employed

1,313 1,191 37.9 34.8

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,034 1,069 100.0 100.0

Father employed

854 887 82.7 83.0

Father not employed

179 182 17.3 17.0

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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