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Employment in families with children in 2016

April 27, 2017

In 2016, 34.2 million families included children under age 18, about two-fifths of all families. Among married-couple families with children, 96.8 percent had at least one employed parent, and 61.1 percent had both parents employed. Married-couple families whose youngest child was 6 to 17 years old were more likely to have both parents employed (64.7 percent) than families in which the youngest child was under 6 years old (56.3 percent).

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April 26, 2017

A data chart image of 18 states have lower unemployment rates in year ending March 2017

18 states have lower unemployment rates in year ending March 2017

Colorado had the lowest unemployment rate in March, 2.6 percent, closely followed by Hawaii, 2.7 percent, and New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota, 2.8 percent each. The rates in Arkansas (3.6 percent), Colorado (2.6 percent), Maine (3.0 percent), and Oregon (3.8 percent) set new series lows.

April 25, 2017

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Twenty-seven states had significant employment increases for year ending March 2017

Twenty-seven states had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment for the 12 months ending March 2017. Two states lost jobs over the same 12-month period, while employment remained essentially unchanged in 21 states and the District of Columbia over the year.

April 24, 2017

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Median weekly earnings increase 4.2 percent for full-time workers over the year

Weekly earnings of the nation's 110.7 million full-time wage and salary workers were $865 (not seasonally adjusted) in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 4.2 percent from a year earlier ($830).

April 21, 2017

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Real average hourly earnings up 0.3 percent for year ending March 2017

Real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 0.3 percent from March 2016 to March 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in no change in real average weekly earnings over the year.

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