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Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2018-2019 annual averages

Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2018-2019 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2018 2019 2018 2019

MARRIED-COUPLE FAMILIES(1)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

2,528 2,367 4.2 3.9

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

2,075 1,942 82.1 82.1

No family member employed

452 425 17.9 17.9

Unemployment of family members

Husband unemployed(2)

877 784 34.7 33.1

Wife employed

558 506 22.1 21.4

Wife unemployed, husband employed or not in labor force

766 712 30.3 30.1

Husband employed

654 604 25.9 25.5

Other family member(s) unemployed

885 871 35.0 36.8

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY WOMEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

1,233 1,163 8.0 7.6

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

633 624 51.4 53.7

No family member employed

600 538 48.6 46.3

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

559 510 45.4 43.8

Other member(s) employed

154 152 12.5 13.1

Other family member(s) unemployed

673 653 54.6 56.2

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY MEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

539 547 7.7 7.8

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

303 336 56.2 61.4

No family member employed

236 211 43.8 38.6

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

306 286 56.7 52.4

Other member(s) employed

125 137 23.2 25.1

Other family member(s) unemployed

233 260 43.3 47.6

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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Last Modified Date: April 21, 2020