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Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2011-2012 annual averages

Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2011-2012 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2011 2012 2011 2012

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS

Total families

34,269 34,566 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

29,891 30,351 87.2 87.8

No parent employed

4,379 4,215 12.8 12.2

Married-couple families

Total

23,334 23,297 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

22,360 22,429 95.8 96.3

Mother employed

15,267 15,243 65.4 65.4

Both parents employed

13,649 13,739 58.5 59.0

Mother employed, not father

1,618 1,503 6.9 6.5

Father employed, not mother

7,093 7,186 30.4 30.8

Neither parent employed

974 868 4.2 3.7

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

8,538 8,757 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

5,622 5,872 65.9 67.1

Mother not employed

2,916 2,885 34.1 32.9

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

2,397 2,512 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,908 2,050 79.6 81.6

Father not employed

489 462 20.4 18.4

WITH OWN CHILDREN 6 TO 17 YEARS, NONE YOUNGER

Total families

19,301 19,577 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

17,027 17,355 88.2 88.6

No parent employed

2,274 2,222 11.8 11.4

Married-couple families

Total

12,927 12,982 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,388 12,471 95.8 96.1

Mother employed

9,118 9,028 70.5 69.5

Both parents employed

8,136 8,104 62.9 62.4

Mother employed, not father

982 924 7.6 7.1

Father employed, not mother

3,270 3,443 25.3 26.5

Neither parent employed

539 511 4.2 3.9

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

5,043 5,149 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

3,575 3,711 70.9 72.1

Mother not employed

1,468 1,437 29.1 27.9

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,330 1,447 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,063 1,173 79.9 81.1

Father not employed

267 274 20.1 18.9

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS

Total families

14,969 14,989 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,864 12,996 85.9 86.7

No parent employed

2,105 1,992 14.1 13.3

Married-couple families

Total

10,407 10,315 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

9,972 9,958 95.8 96.5

Mother employed

6,149 6,215 59.1 60.3

Both parents employed

5,512 5,635 53.0 54.6

Mother employed, not father

636 580 6.1 5.6

Father employed, not mother

3,824 3,744 36.7 36.3

Neither parent employed

435 357 4.2 3.5

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

3,495 3,609 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

2,047 2,161 58.6 59.9

Mother not employed

1,448 1,448 41.4 40.1

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,067 1,065 100.0 100.0

Father employed

845 877 79.2 82.4

Father not employed

222 188 20.8 17.6

Footnotes
(1) No spouse present.

NOTE: Own children include sons, daughters, step-children, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 26, 2013
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