Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2012-2013 annual averages

Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2012-2013 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2012 2013 2012 2013

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS

Total families

34,566 34,392 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

30,351 30,336 87.8 88.2

No parent employed

4,215 4,056 12.2 11.8

Married-couple families

Total

23,297 23,259 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

22,429 22,408 96.3 96.3

Mother employed

15,243 15,200 65.4 65.4

Both parents employed

13,739 13,746 59.0 59.1

Mother employed, not father

1,503 1,454 6.5 6.3

Father employed, not mother

7,186 7,208 30.8 31.0

Neither parent employed

868 851 3.7 3.7

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

8,757 8,575 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

5,872 5,851 67.1 68.2

Mother not employed

2,885 2,724 32.9 31.8

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

2,512 2,558 100.0 100.0

Father employed

2,050 2,077 81.6 81.2

Father not employed

462 481 18.4 18.8

WITH OWN CHILDREN 6 TO 17 YEARS, NONE YOUNGER

Total families

19,577 19,767 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

17,355 17,592 88.6 89.0

No parent employed

2,222 2,175 11.4 11.0

Married-couple families

Total

12,982 13,183 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,471 12,676 96.1 96.2

Mother employed

9,028 9,213 69.5 69.9

Both parents employed

8,104 8,291 62.4 62.9

Mother employed, not father

924 922 7.1 7.0

Father employed, not mother

3,443 3,463 26.5 26.3

Neither parent employed

511 507 3.9 3.8

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

5,149 5,125 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

3,711 3,727 72.1 72.7

Mother not employed

1,437 1,398 27.9 27.3

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,447 1,459 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,173 1,188 81.1 81.4

Father not employed

274 271 18.9 18.6

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS

Total families

14,989 14,625 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,996 12,745 86.7 87.1

No parent employed

1,992 1,880 13.3 12.9

Married-couple families

Total

10,315 10,076 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

9,958 9,732 96.5 96.6

Mother employed

6,215 5,987 60.3 59.4

Both parents employed

5,635 5,455 54.6 54.1

Mother employed, not father

580 532 5.6 5.3

Father employed, not mother

3,744 3,745 36.3 37.2

Neither parent employed

357 344 3.5 3.4

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

3,609 3,450 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

2,161 2,124 59.9 61.6

Mother not employed

1,448 1,326 40.1 38.4

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,065 1,100 100.0 100.0

Father employed

877 889 82.4 80.9

Father not employed

188 210 17.6 19.1

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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