Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 4. Employment status by marital status and sex, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Marital status and sex Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of population Total Percent of labor force
Total

Total, 16 years of age and over

235,801 154,142 65.4 139,877 59.3 14,265 9.3 81,659

Married, spouse present

122,447 84,378 68.9 79,205 64.7 5,173 6.1 38,070

Unmarried, total

113,353 69,764 61.5 60,672 53.5 9,092 13.0 43,589

Never married

67,588 44,864 66.4 38,428 56.9 6,436 14.3 22,724

Other marital status

45,766 24,900 54.4 22,244 48.6 2,656 10.7 20,865

Divorced

23,248 16,242 69.9 14,555 62.6 1,687 10.4 7,006

Separated

8,342 5,767 69.1 5,043 60.4 725 12.6 2,575

Widowed

14,176 2,891 20.4 2,646 18.7 245 8.5 11,285
Women

Total, 16 years of age and over

121,665 72,019 59.2 66,208 54.4 5,811 8.1 49,646

Married, spouse present

60,675 37,264 61.4 35,207 58.0 2,057 5.5 23,411

Unmarried, total

60,990 34,755 57.0 31,001 50.8 3,754 10.8 26,235

Never married

31,500 20,224 64.2 17,800 56.5 2,424 12.0 11,276

Other marital status

29,490 14,531 49.3 13,201 44.8 1,330 9.2 14,959

Divorced

13,534 9,310 68.8 8,507 62.9 804 8.6 4,223

Separated

4,676 3,036 64.9 2,679 57.3 357 11.8 1,640

Widowed

11,280 2,185 19.4 2,015 17.9 169 7.7 9,096
Men

Total, 16 years of age and over

114,136 82,123 72.0 73,670 64.5 8,453 10.3 32,013

Married, spouse present

61,773 47,114 76.3 43,998 71.2 3,115 6.6 14,659

Unmarried, total

52,363 35,009 66.9 29,671 56.7 5,338 15.2 17,354

Never married

36,087 24,640 68.3 20,628 57.2 4,011 16.3 11,448

Other marital status

16,275 10,370 63.7 9,043 55.6 1,326 12.8 5,906

Divorced

9,714 6,931 71.4 6,048 62.3 883 12.7 2,783

Separated

3,666 2,731 74.5 2,364 64.5 368 13.5 934

Widowed

2,896 707 24.4 631 21.8 76 10.7 2,189

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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