Figure 1. Shared establishment and excess shared industry (in millions) for dual-earner couples in which both members worked during the Census 2000
Industry sector Shared establishment Excess shared industry

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

0.0176 0.0297964

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

0.0064 0.0097982


0.0128 0.0186780


0.0464 0.0376488


0.3392 0.1297639

Wholesale trade

0.0704 0.0527030

Retail trade

0.1488 0.0704956

Transportation and warehousing

0.0496 0.0597000


0.0416 0.0532884

Finance and insurance

0.0400 0.0542490

Real estate and rental and leasing

0.0176 0.0182035

Professional, scientific, and technical services

0.0592 0.0752460

Management of companies and enterprises

0.0128 0.0155497

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

0.0640 0.0535678

Educational services

0.2960 0.2342811

Healthcare and social assistance

0.1408 0.0864010

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

0.0240 0.0274430

Accommodation and food services

0.0896 0.1184720

Other services (except public administration)

0.0288 0.0294750

Public administration

0.0944 0.1195072

Notes: These calculations provide estimates of the characteristics of opposite-sex married and unmarried partner couples in the United States in 2000. The couples had to reside in the 50 states or the District of Columbia and not in group quarters. The age of both members of the couple had to be in the range from 16 to 64. Both members of the couple had to report that they held a job in the last week. Both members had to be linked with Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data for the 38 available states. Observations are weighted by the person weight of the primary respondent times 100.

Source: Author’s calculations based on Census 2000 long-form responses linked with Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics administrative records.