Fewer families with children under 18 have employed parent
May 02, 2006
Among the 35.4 million families with children under 18, 90.2 percent had an employed parent in 2005, down by 0.3 percentage point from 2004.
This proportion has trended down since its most recent peak of 92.0 percent in 2000.
In 2005, the mother was employed in 71.2 percent of families maintained by women, and the father was employed in 83.1 percent of those maintained by men. Among married-couple families, 97.1 percent had an employed parent in 2005.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Fewer families with children under 18 have employed parent on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited April 23, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
African Americans in the U.S. Labor Force
A look at employment and unemployment trends of African Americans from 1972 to 2016 and projected to 2026.
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.