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

Table 6. Employment status of women by presence and age of youngest child, marital status, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, March 2009 (Numbers in thousands)
Presence and age of children 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, all marital statuses

Total women, 16 years and over

121,328 71,771 59.2 66,422 54.7 5,348 7.5 49,557

With children under 18 years old

36,507 26,122 71.6 24,079 66.0 2,043 7.8 10,385

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

19,990 15,625 78.2 14,562 72.8 1,063 6.8 4,366

With children under 6 years old

16,517 10,497 63.6 9,517 57.6 980 9.3 6,020

With children under 3 years old

9,757 5,960 61.1 5,401 55.4 559 9.4 3,798

With no children under 18 years old

84,820 45,649 53.8 42,343 49.9 3,306 7.2 39,171
Total, married, spouse present

Total women, 16 years and over

60,818 37,536 61.7 35,540 58.4 1,996 5.3 23,282

With children under 18 years old

25,781 17,995 69.8 17,018 66.0 977 5.4 7,785

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

14,035 10,764 76.7 10,213 72.8 551 5.1 3,271

With children under 6 years old

11,746 7,231 61.6 6,805 57.9 426 5.9 4,514

With children under 3 years old

7,078 4,236 59.8 3,994 56.4 242 5.7 2,842

With no children under 18 years old

35,037 19,541 55.8 18,521 52.9 1,019 5.2 15,497
Total, other marital statuses(1)

Total women, 16 years and over

60,509 34,235 56.6 30,883 51.0 3,352 9.8 26,274

With children under 18 years old

10,727 8,127 75.8 7,061 65.8 1,066 13.1 2,600

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

5,955 4,861 81.6 4,349 73.0 512 10.5 1,094

With children under 6 years old

4,771 3,266 68.5 2,712 56.8 554 17.0 1,505

With children under 3 years old

2,679 1,723 64.3 1,407 52.5 317 18.4 956

With no children under 18 years old

49,783 26,108 52.4 23,822 47.9 2,286 8.8 23,675
White, all marital statuses

Total women, 16 years and over

97,257 57,351 59.0 53,409 54.9 3,941 6.9 39,906

With children under 18 years old

28,463 20,239 71.1 18,830 66.2 1,409 7.0 8,224

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

15,654 12,212 78.0 11,455 73.2 757 6.2 3,442

With children under 6 years old

12,809 8,027 62.7 7,375 57.6 652 8.1 4,782

With children under 3 years old

7,589 4,596 60.6 4,242 55.9 354 7.7 2,993

With no children under 18 years old

68,794 37,111 53.9 34,579 50.3 2,532 6.8 31,683
White, married, spouse present

Total women, 16 years and over

51,912 31,834 61.3 30,194 58.2 1,640 5.2 20,078

With children under 18 years old

21,589 14,995 69.5 14,199 65.8 796 5.3 6,595

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

11,758 8,988 76.4 8,534 72.6 454 5.1 2,769

With children under 6 years old

9,832 6,006 61.1 5,665 57.6 342 5.7 3,826

With children under 3 years old

5,932 3,545 59.8 3,352 56.5 193 5.5 2,387

With no children under 18 years old

30,322 16,839 55.5 15,995 52.7 844 5.0 13,483
White, other marital statuses(1)

Total women, 16 years and over

45,345 25,517 56.3 23,215 51.2 2,301 9.0 19,828

With children under 18 years old

6,873 5,245 76.3 4,631 67.4 614 11.7 1,629

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

3,896 3,224 82.7 2,921 75.0 303 9.4 672

With children under 6 years old

2,977 2,021 67.9 1,710 57.4 311 15.4 956

With children under 3 years old

1,657 1,051 63.4 890 53.7 160 15.3 606

With no children under 18 years old

38,472 20,272 52.7 18,585 48.3 1,688 8.3 18,199
Black or African American, all marital statuses

Total women, 16 years and over

15,474 9,388 60.7 8,372 54.1 1,016 10.8 6,086

With children under 18 years old

5,159 3,904 75.7 3,427 66.4 476 12.2 1,255

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

2,857 2,294 80.3 2,067 72.3 227 9.9 564

With children under 6 years old

2,302 1,610 70.0 1,360 59.1 250 15.5 692

With children under 3 years old

1,322 872 66.0 705 53.3 167 19.2 450

With no children under 18 years old

10,314 5,484 53.2 4,945 47.9 539 9.8 4,830
Black or African American, married, spouse present

Total women, 16 years and over

4,368 2,930 67.1 2,752 63.0 178 6.1 1,438

With children under 18 years old

1,930 1,497 77.5 1,415 73.3 82 5.5 434

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

1,123 920 81.9 871 77.6 49 5.3 203

With children under 6 years old

808 577 71.4 544 67.3 33 5.7 231

With children under 3 years old

457 298 65.2 277 60.5 21 7.2 159

With no children under 18 years old

2,437 1,433 58.8 1,337 54.9 96 6.7 1,004
Black or African American, other marital statuses(1)

Total women, 16 years and over

11,106 6,458 58.2 5,620 50.6 838 13.0 4,647

With children under 18 years old

3,229 2,407 74.6 2,013 62.3 395 16.4 822

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

1,735 1,374 79.2 1,196 68.9 178 12.9 361

With children under 6 years old

1,494 1,033 69.2 817 54.7 217 21.0 461

With children under 3 years old

864 574 66.4 428 49.5 146 25.4 290

With no children under 18 years old

7,877 4,051 51.4 3,608 45.8 444 10.9 3,826
Asian, all marital statuses

Total women, 16 years and over

5,613 3,269 58.2 3,085 55.0 184 5.6 2,343

With children under 18 years old

1,877 1,300 69.2 1,229 65.5 71 5.4 578

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

981 745 75.9 706 72.0 39 5.2 236

With children under 6 years old

896 555 61.9 523 58.3 32 5.7 342

With children under 3 years old

532 323 60.7 305 57.5 17 5.3 209

With no children under 18 years old

3,735 1,969 52.7 1,856 49.7 113 5.7 1,766
Asian, married, spouse present

Total women, 16 years and over

3,366 2,090 62.1 1,971 58.6 119 5.7 1,277

With children under 18 years old

1,660 1,118 67.4 1,060 63.9 58 5.2 541

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

848 627 74.0 600 70.8 27 4.3 221

With children under 6 years old

812 491 60.5 460 56.6 32 6.4 321

With children under 3 years old

497 295 59.4 278 55.9 17 5.8 202

With no children under 18 years old

1,707 971 56.9 911 53.4 60 6.2 736
Asian, other marital statuses(1)

Total women, 16 years and over

2,246 1,179 52.5 1,114 49.6 65 5.5 1,067

With children under 18 years old

218 181 83.2 169 77.6 12 6.7 37

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

133 118 88.5 106 79.5 12 10.1 15

With children under 6 years old

84 63 74.8 63 74.5 - - 21

With children under 3 years old

35 28 79.7 28 79.0 - - 7

With no children under 18 years old

2,028 998 49.2 945 46.6 53 5.3 1,030
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, all marital statuses

Total women, 16 years and over

15,849 9,023 56.9 8,030 50.7 993 11.0 6,826

With children under 18 years old

6,931 4,322 62.3 3,810 55.0 512 11.8 2,610

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

3,435 2,442 71.1 2,188 63.7 254 10.4 992

With children under 6 years old

3,497 1,879 53.7 1,622 46.4 258 13.7 1,617

With children under 3 years old

2,001 1,011 50.5 871 43.5 140 13.9 990

With no children under 18 years old

8,917 4,701 52.7 4,220 47.3 481 10.2 4,216
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, married, spouse present

Total women, 16 years and over

7,596 4,194 55.2 3,773 49.7 421 10.0 3,402

With children under 18 years old

4,642 2,652 57.1 2,366 51.0 286 10.8 1,990

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

2,309 1,541 66.7 1,379 59.7 162 10.5 768

With children under 6 years old

2,333 1,111 47.6 987 42.3 125 11.2 1,221

With children under 3 years old

1,371 617 45.0 550 40.1 67 10.9 754

With no children under 18 years old

2,954 1,542 52.2 1,407 47.6 135 8.8 1,413
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, other marital statuses(1)

Total women, 16 years and over

8,253 4,829 58.5 4,257 51.6 572 11.8 3,424

With children under 18 years old

2,290 1,669 72.9 1,444 63.0 226 13.5 620

With children 6 to 17 years old, none younger

1,126 902 80.1 809 71.8 93 10.3 224

With children under 6 years old

1,164 768 66.0 635 54.5 133 17.3 396

With children under 3 years old

630 394 62.5 321 50.9 73 18.5 236

With no children under 18 years old

5,963 3,160 53.0 2,814 47.2 346 11.0 2,803

Footnotes:
(1) Includes never-married, divorced, separated, and widowed persons.

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. Detail 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: 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011