Employment and unemployment of fathers without spouses
June 18, 2010
In 2009, there were 2,231,000 families maintained by men with children under age 18 and no spouse present.
The father was employed in 76.6 percent of these families, down from 82.8 percent in 2008. In 2009, the father was unemployed in the remaining 23.4 percent of these families, up from 17.2 percent in 2008.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment and unemployment of fathers without spouses on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100618.htm (visited July 27, 2015).
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