Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2016-2017 annual averages

Table 3. Unemployment in families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2016-2017 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2016 2017 2016 2017

MARRIED-COUPLE FAMILIES(1)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

3,122 2,783 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

2,511 2,245 80.4 80.7

No family member employed

612 537 19.6 19.3

Unemployment of family members

Husband unemployed(2)

1,149 1,009 36.8 36.3

Wife employed

702 632 22.5 22.7

Wife unemployed, husband employed or not in labor force

913 850 29.2 30.6

Husband employed

775 700 24.8 25.1

Other family member(s) unemployed

1,060 923 34.0 33.2

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY WOMEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

1,543 1,389 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

774 691 50.1 49.8

No family member employed

770 697 49.9 50.2

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

710 644 46.0 46.4

Other member(s) employed

174 165 11.3 11.9

Other family member(s) unemployed

833 744 54.0 53.6

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY MEN(3)

With at least one family member unemployed, total

635 573 100.0 100.0

Employment of family members

Some family member(s) employed

372 340 58.5 59.4

No family member employed

264 233 41.5 40.6

Unemployment of family members

Householder unemployed

354 312 55.6 54.5

Other member(s) employed

153 132 24.0 23.1

Other family member(s) unemployed

282 260 44.4 45.5

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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