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Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2014-2015 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014 2015
With own children under 3 years old With own children under 3 years old
Total 2 years 1 year Under 1
year
Total 2 years 1 year Under 1
year

TOTAL MOTHERS

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,224 2,834 3,293 3,097 9,308 2,920 3,254 3,134

Civilian labor force

5,624 1,799 2,056 1,770 5,714 1,869 2,024 1,821

Participation rate

61.0 63.5 62.4 57.1 61.4 64.0 62.2 58.1

Employed

5,169 1,661 1,880 1,628 5,336 1,741 1,897 1,698

Full-time workers(1)

3,685 1,185 1,325 1,175 3,882 1,280 1,370 1,232

Part-time workers(2)

1,484 477 555 453 1,455 462 526 466

Employment-population ratio

56.0 58.6 57.1 52.6 57.3 59.6 58.3 54.2

Unemployed

456 137 176 142 377 127 128 123

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.6 8.6 8.0 6.6 6.8 6.3 6.7

Married, spouse present

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,243 1,934 2,300 2,009 6,341 1,974 2,252 2,114

Civilian labor force

3,691 1,153 1,376 1,163 3,772 1,198 1,356 1,218

Participation rate

59.1 59.6 59.8 57.9 59.5 60.7 60.2 57.6

Employed

3,526 1,104 1,307 1,116 3,628 1,149 1,300 1,179

Full-time workers(1)

2,602 807 950 844 2,698 864 961 873

Part-time workers(2)

925 296 357 271 931 285 339 306

Employment-population ratio

56.5 57.1 56.8 55.5 57.2 58.2 57.7 55.8

Unemployed

165 49 68 47 144 49 55 39

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.3 5.0 4.1 3.8 4.1 4.1 3.2

Other marital status(3)

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,981 900 993 1,088 2,967 946 1,001 1,020

Civilian labor force

1,933 646 681 607 1,942 670 669 603

Participation rate

64.9 71.8 68.6 55.8 65.4 70.9 66.8 59.1

Employed

1,642 558 573 512 1,708 592 596 519

Full-time workers(1)

1,083 377 375 330 1,184 415 409 359

Part-time workers(2)

559 180 197 182 524 177 187 160

Employment-population ratio

55.1 62.0 57.7 47.0 57.6 62.6 59.5 50.9

Unemployed

291 88 108 95 234 78 72 84

Unemployment rate

15.0 13.6 15.8 15.6 12.0 11.6 10.8 13.9

Footnotes
(1) Usually work 35 hours or more per week at all jobs.
(2) Usually work less than 35 hours per week at all jobs.
(3) Includes never married; married, spouse absent; divorced; separated; and widowed persons.

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 22, 2016
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