Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 5. Employment status by sex, presence and age of children, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, March 2008 (Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic 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

Women, 16 years and over

120,300 71,515 59.4 68,054 56.6 3,462 4.8 48,784

With children under 18 years old

36,410 25,930 71.2 24,637 67.7 1,294 5.0 10,479

With children 6 to 17, none younger

19,972 15,479 77.5 14,842 74.3 636 4.1 4,493

With children under 6 years old

16,438 10,452 63.6 9,794 59.6 657 6.3 5,986

With children under 3 years old

9,657 5,754 59.6 5,380 55.7 374 6.5 3,903

With no children under 18 years old

83,890 45,585 54.3 43,417 51.8 2,168 4.8 38,305

Men, 16 years and over

112,695 81,576 72.4 76,737 68.1 4,839 5.9 31,119

With children under 18 years old

27,898 26,192 93.9 25,201 90.3 991 3.8 1,706

With children 6 to 17, none younger

15,301 14,181 92.7 13,710 89.6 471 3.3 1,119

With children under 6 years old

12,597 12,011 95.3 11,491 91.2 520 4.3 587

With children under 3 years old

7,514 7,198 95.8 6,871 91.4 328 4.6 316

With no children under 18 years old

84,797 55,384 65.3 51,536 60.8 3,848 6.9 29,413
White

Women, 16 years and over

96,576 57,044 59.1 54,604 56.5 2,440 4.3 39,532

With children under 18 years old

28,428 20,085 70.7 19,213 67.6 871 4.3 8,343

With children 6 to 17, none younger

15,697 12,115 77.2 11,678 74.4 437 3.6 3,582

With children under 6 years old

12,731 7,970 62.6 7,536 59.2 434 5.4 4,761

With children under 3 years old

7,544 4,458 59.1 4,207 55.8 251 5.6 3,086

With no children under 18 years old

68,149 36,960 54.2 35,390 51.9 1,569 4.2 31,189

Men, 16 years and over

92,469 67,675 73.2 64,105 69.3 3,570 5.3 24,794

With children under 18 years old

23,321 22,070 94.6 21,310 91.4 760 3.4 1,252

With children 6 to 17, none younger

12,729 11,914 93.6 11,554 90.8 360 3.0 815

With children under 6 years old

10,592 10,155 95.9 9,756 92.1 399 3.9 437

With children under 3 years old

6,361 6,133 96.4 5,893 92.6 240 3.9 229

With no children under 18 years old

69,148 45,605 66.0 42,795 61.9 2,810 6.2 23,543
Black or African American

Women, 16 years and over

15,261 9,386 61.5 8,600 56.4 786 8.4 5,875

With children under 18 years old

5,100 3,848 75.4 3,503 68.7 345 9.0 1,252

With children 6 to 17, none younger

2,800 2,240 80.0 2,079 74.2 161 7.2 560

With children under 6 years old

2,300 1,608 69.9 1,424 61.9 184 11.5 692

With children under 3 years old

1,301 808 62.1 706 54.3 102 12.6 493

With no children under 18 years old

10,160 5,538 54.5 5,097 50.2 441 8.0 4,622

Men, 16 years and over

12,448 8,163 65.6 7,266 58.4 898 11.0 4,285

With children under 18 years old

2,377 2,091 88.0 1,950 82.0 142 6.8 286

With children 6 to 17, none younger

1,401 1,196 85.4 1,134 80.9 62 5.2 205

With children under 6 years old

976 895 91.7 816 83.6 79 8.9 81

With children under 3 years old

553 510 92.2 456 82.4 54 10.6 43

With no children under 18 years old

10,071 6,072 60.3 5,316 52.8 756 12.5 3,999
Asian

Women, 16 years and over

5,580 3,384 60.7 3,271 58.6 113 3.3 2,195

With children under 18 years old

1,899 1,321 69.6 1,279 67.3 43 3.2 578

With children 6 to 17, none younger

1,005 756 75.2 731 72.8 24 3.2 249

With children under 6 years old

895 566 63.2 547 61.2 18 3.2 329

With children under 3 years old

513 314 61.3 306 59.7 8 2.6 198

With no children under 18 years old

3,680 2,063 56.1 1,993 54.1 70 3.4 1,617

Men, 16 years and over

4,992 3,753 75.2 3,607 72.3 146 3.9 1,239

With children under 18 years old

1,522 1,424 93.6 1,387 91.1 37 2.6 97

With children 6 to 17, none younger

840 786 93.6 765 91.0 22 2.8 54

With children under 6 years old

681 638 93.6 622 91.3 16 2.5 43

With children under 3 years old

396 372 93.9 361 91.2 11 2.8 24

With no children under 18 years old

3,470 2,328 67.1 2,220 64.0 108 4.6 1,142
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Women, 16 years and over

15,465 8,708 56.3 8,115 52.5 593 6.8 6,757

With children under 18 years old

6,820 4,165 61.1 3,891 57.0 274 6.6 2,655

With children 6 to 17, none younger

3,370 2,359 70.0 2,225 66.0 134 5.7 1,011

With children under 6 years old

3,450 1,806 52.3 1,666 48.3 140 7.8 1,644

With children under 3 years old

1,996 945 47.3 859 43.0 87 9.2 1,051

With no children under 18 years old

8,645 4,543 52.5 4,224 48.9 319 7.0 4,102

Men, 16 years and over

16,355 13,046 79.8 12,002 73.4 1,045 8.0 3,309

With children under 18 years old

5,072 4,780 94.2 4,518 89.1 262 5.5 292

With children 6 to 17, none younger

2,393 2,219 92.7 2,109 88.1 111 5.0 174

With children under 6 years old

2,679 2,561 95.6 2,409 89.9 151 5.9 118

With children under 3 years old

1,578 1,516 96.1 1,424 90.2 92 6.1 62

With no children under 18 years old

11,283 8,267 73.3 7,484 66.3 783 9.5 3,017

NOTE: Children are "own" children and include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SOURCE: 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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