June 01, 2008
In 2007, the proportion of married-couple families in which only the husband worked was unchanged from 2006 at 19.8 percent.
The proportion of married-couple families in which only the wife worked was little changed in 2007 (6.6 percent), as was the proportion of married-couple families that were dual-worker families (51.7 percent).
The proportion of married-family couples in which no family member was employed was 16.3 percent in 2007.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Employment Characteristics of Families in 2007," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0731. A family is a group of two or more persons residing together who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Married-couple families and employment, 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jun/wk1/art01.htm (visited December 17, 2014).
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