Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2017-2018 annual averages

Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2017-2018 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2017 2018 2017 2018

MARRIED-COUPLE FAMILIES(1)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

2,783 2,528 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

2,245 2,075 80.7 82.1

No family member employed

537 452 19.3 17.9

Unemployment of family members

Husband unemployed(2)

1,009 877 36.3 34.7

Wife employed

632 558 22.7 22.1

Wife unemployed, husband employed or not in labor force

850 766 30.6 30.3

Husband employed

700 654 25.1 25.9

Other family member(s) unemployed

923 885 33.2 35.0

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY WOMEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

1,389 1,233 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

691 633 49.8 51.4

No family member employed

697 600 50.2 48.6

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

644 559 46.4 45.4

Other member(s) employed

165 154 11.9 12.5

Other family member(s) unemployed

744 673 53.6 54.6

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY MEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

573 539 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

340 303 59.4 56.2

No family member employed

233 236 40.6 43.8

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

312 306 54.5 56.7

Other member(s) employed

132 125 23.1 23.2

Other family member(s) unemployed

260 233 45.5 43.3

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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