Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2015 2016 2015 2016

MARRIED-COUPLE FAMILIES(1)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

3,292 3,122 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

2,653 2,511 80.6 80.4

No family member employed

639 612 19.4 19.6

Unemployment of family members

Husband unemployed(2)

1,194 1,149 36.3 36.8

Wife employed

739 702 22.5 22.5

Wife unemployed, husband employed or not in labor force

947 913 28.8 29.2

Husband employed

786 775 23.9 24.8

Other family member(s) unemployed

1,151 1,060 35.0 34.0

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY WOMEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

1,666 1,543 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

804 774 48.2 50.1

No family member employed

862 770 51.8 49.9

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

770 710 46.2 46.0

Other member(s) employed

181 174 10.8 11.3

Other family member(s) unemployed

896 833 53.8 54.0

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY MEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

657 635 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

375 372 57.0 58.5

No family member employed

282 264 43.0 41.5

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

378 354 57.5 55.6

Other member(s) employed

158 153 24.1 24.0

Other family member(s) unemployed

280 282 42.5 44.4

Footnotes
(1) Refers to opposite-sex married-couple families only.
(2) Total families with unemployed husbands, including those with unemployed wives.
(3) No opposite-sex spouse present.

NOTE: 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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