Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2011-2012 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2011-2012 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2011 2012
With own children under 3 years old With own children under 3 years old
Total 2 years 1 year Under 1
year
Total 2 years 1 year Under 1
year

TOTAL MOTHERS

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,259 2,893 3,353 3,013 9,134 2,829 3,256 3,049

Civilian labor force

5,613 1,848 2,083 1,682 5,612 1,832 2,044 1,737

Participation rate

60.6 63.9 62.1 55.8 61.4 64.7 62.8 57.0

Employed

4,977 1,645 1,844 1,488 5,047 1,656 1,845 1,546

Full-time workers(1)

3,486 1,169 1,296 1,021 3,552 1,177 1,272 1,102

Part-time workers(2)

1,492 476 548 467 1,495 479 572 444

Employment-population ratio

53.8 56.9 55.0 49.4 55.3 58.6 56.7 50.7

Unemployed

635 202 239 194 564 175 199 190

Unemployment rate

11.3 11.0 11.5 11.5 10.1 9.6 9.7 11.0

Married, spouse present

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,488 1,999 2,381 2,109 6,334 1,940 2,288 2,106

Civilian labor force

3,854 1,220 1,434 1,200 3,808 1,198 1,409 1,200

Participation rate

59.4 61.0 60.2 56.9 60.1 61.8 61.6 57.0

Employed

3,603 1,138 1,342 1,123 3,600 1,134 1,332 1,134

Full-time workers(1)

2,594 822 967 805 2,595 816 928 852

Part-time workers(2)

1,009 316 375 318 1,005 318 405 282

Employment-population ratio

55.5 56.9 56.4 53.3 56.8 58.5 58.2 53.8

Unemployed

251 82 92 77 208 64 77 66

Unemployment rate

6.5 6.7 6.4 6.4 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.5

Other marital status(3)

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,771 894 973 905 2,800 889 968 943

Civilian labor force

1,759 628 649 482 1,804 633 634 537

Participation rate

63.5 70.3 66.8 53.2 64.4 71.2 65.5 56.9

Employed

1,375 508 502 365 1,447 522 512 412

Full-time workers(1)

892 347 329 216 957 361 345 251

Part-time workers(2)

483 161 173 149 490 161 167 162

Employment-population ratio

49.6 56.8 51.6 40.3 51.7 58.8 52.9 43.7

Unemployed

384 120 147 117 357 111 122 124

Unemployment rate

21.8 19.2 22.6 24.2 19.8 17.5 19.2 23.2

Footnotes
(1) Usually work 35 hours or more per week at all jobs.
(2) Usually work less than 35 hours per week at all jobs.
(3) Includes never married; married, spouse absent; divorced; separated; and widowed persons.

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: April 26, 2013