March 28, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment characteristics of families, 2010

Families with an unemployed member, as a percent of total, 1994–2010
Year Percent of total

1994

8.5

1995

7.9

1996

7.6

1997

7.0

1998

6.4

1999

6.0

2000

5.7

2001

6.6

2002

7.8

2003

8.1

2004

7.4

2005

7.0

2006

6.4

2007

6.3

2008

7.8

2009

12.0

2010

12.4

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment characteristics of families, 2010.

 

Employment status of parents in married-couple families, with own children under 18 years of age, annual average, 2009–10
Employment status Percent distribution

Neither parent employed

4.3

Parent(s) employed

95.7

Both parents employed

58.1

Father employed, not mother

30.2

Mother employed, not father

7.4

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment characteristics of families, 2010.

 

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