Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Nearly three-quarters of all mothers are in the labor force. 
Even among mothers with very young children, more than sixty percent are in the labor force.

Unmarried mothers are more likely than married mothers to work.

The most popular type of childcare arrangement for preschool children is center based. In 1999, nearly 60 percent of 3-5 year olds were attending day care centers, nursery schools, Head Start, or related programs, up from 53 percent in 1991.




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