Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2013-2014 annual averages

Table 4. Families with own children: Employment status of parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2013-2014 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2013 2014 2013 2014

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS

Total families

34,392 34,434 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

30,336 30,545 88.2 88.7

No parent employed

4,056 3,889 11.8 11.3

Married-couple families

Total

23,259 23,330 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

22,408 22,528 96.3 96.6

Mother employed

15,200 15,347 65.4 65.8

Both parents employed

13,746 14,033 59.1 60.2

Mother employed, not father

1,454 1,314 6.3 5.6

Father employed, not mother

7,208 7,181 31.0 30.8

Neither parent employed

851 801 3.7 3.4

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

8,575 8,589 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

5,851 5,958 68.2 69.4

Mother not employed

2,724 2,632 31.8 30.6

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

2,558 2,515 100.0 100.0

Father employed

2,077 2,059 81.2 81.9

Father not employed

481 456 18.8 18.1

WITH OWN CHILDREN 6 TO 17 YEARS, NONE YOUNGER

Total families

19,767 19,850 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

17,592 17,768 89.0 89.5

No parent employed

2,175 2,082 11.0 10.5

Married-couple families

Total

13,183 13,239 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,676 12,753 96.2 96.3

Mother employed

9,213 9,321 69.9 70.4

Both parents employed

8,291 8,453 62.9 63.9

Mother employed, not father

922 868 7.0 6.6

Father employed, not mother

3,463 3,432 26.3 25.9

Neither parent employed

507 486 3.8 3.7

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

5,125 5,130 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

3,727 3,811 72.7 74.3

Mother not employed

1,398 1,319 27.3 25.7

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,459 1,481 100.0 100.0

Father employed

1,188 1,204 81.4 81.3

Father not employed

271 277 18.6 18.7

WITH OWN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS

Total families

14,625 14,584 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

12,745 12,777 87.1 87.6

No parent employed

1,880 1,807 12.9 12.4

Married-couple families

Total

10,076 10,091 100.0 100.0

Parent(s) employed

9,732 9,775 96.6 96.9

Mother employed

5,987 6,027 59.4 59.7

Both parents employed

5,455 5,580 54.1 55.3

Mother employed, not father

532 447 5.3 4.4

Father employed, not mother

3,745 3,749 37.2 37.1

Neither parent employed

344 315 3.4 3.1

Families maintained by mother(1)

Total

3,450 3,460 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

2,124 2,147 61.6 62.1

Mother not employed

1,326 1,313 38.4 37.9

Families maintained by father(1)

Total

1,100 1,034 100.0 100.0

Father employed

889 854 80.9 82.7

Father not employed

210 179 19.1 17.3

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 23, 2015