Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2012-2013 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, 2012-2013 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2012 2013
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

9,540 2,922 3,393 3,224 9,211 2,877 3,266 3,069

Civilian labor force

5,839 1,890 2,119 1,830 5,626 1,875 1,995 1,757

Participation rate

61.2 64.7 62.5 56.7 61.1 65.2 61.1 57.3

Employed

5,245 1,708 1,909 1,628 5,113 1,723 1,798 1,593

Full-time workers(1)

3,690 1,215 1,314 1,161 3,615 1,240 1,251 1,124

Part-time workers(2)

1,555 493 595 467 1,497 482 547 469

Employment-population ratio

55.0 58.5 56.3 50.5 55.5 59.9 55.0 51.9

Unemployed

594 181 210 202 514 152 197 164

Unemployment rate

10.2 9.6 9.9 11.0 9.1 8.1 9.9 9.3

Married, spouse present

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,334 1,940 2,288 2,106 6,224 1,913 2,232 2,080

Civilian labor force

3,808 1,198 1,409 1,200 3,689 1,194 1,299 1,196

Participation rate

60.1 61.8 61.6 57.0 59.3 62.4 58.2 57.5

Employed

3,600 1,134 1,332 1,134 3,503 1,141 1,224 1,138

Full-time workers(1)

2,595 816 928 852 2,541 835 867 839

Part-time workers(2)

1,005 318 405 282 962 305 357 299

Employment-population ratio

56.8 58.5 58.2 53.8 56.3 59.6 54.9 54.7

Unemployed

208 64 77 66 186 54 75 58

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.5 5.8 4.8

Other marital status(3)

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,206 982 1,105 1,119 2,987 964 1,034 989

Civilian labor force

2,031 691 710 630 1,937 681 695 561

Participation rate

63.4 70.4 64.2 56.3 64.9 70.6 67.3 56.7

Employed

1,645 574 577 494 1,610 582 573 455

Full-time workers(1)

1,095 399 386 309 1,075 405 384 285

Part-time workers(2)

550 175 191 185 535 177 189 169

Employment-population ratio

51.3 58.5 52.2 44.2 53.9 60.3 55.5 46.0

Unemployed

386 117 133 136 327 99 122 107

Unemployment rate

19.0 17.0 18.8 21.6 16.9 14.5 17.5 19.0

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. Data for 2012 and 2013 reflect improved methodology that provides more accurate estimates of the number of mothers and fathers and, as a result, are not strictly comparable with data for previous years. Data for 2012 incorporate the new methodology; therefore, 2012 estimates do not match those published in the "Employment Characteristics of Families--2012" news release.

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Last Modified Date: April 25, 2014