Labor force participation of mothers with infants in 2008

May 29, 2009

The labor force participation rate of mothers with infants under a year old was 56.4 percent in 2008.

Labor force participation of mothers with children under 1 year old, 2007-08
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There was little difference between the participation rates of married mothers of infants and those with other marital statuses. The labor force participation rate for unmarried mothers with children under a year old in 2008 was 56.8 percent. The participation rate for married mothers with children under a year old was 56.2 percent in 2008.

These data on the labor force participation of mothers are produced by the Current Population Survey. "Unmarried mothers" include never-married, divorced, separated, and widowed mothers. More information can be found in "Employment Characteristics of Families in 2008" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 09-0568.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Labor force participation of mothers with infants in 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/may/wk4/art04.htm (visited July 26, 2016).

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