Employment of mothers with infants in 2001
April 10, 2002
Among mothers with infants, the proportion who worked for pay was 50.6 percent in 2001, compared with 51.0 percent in 2000. This proportion has declined each year between 1998 and 2001.
Of married mothers with infants, the proportion with jobs was 51.3 percent in 2001, compared with 51.1 percent in 2000. The proportion of unmarried mothers who worked for pay fell from 50.7 percent in 2000 to 48.5 percent in 2001.
These data on the employment of mothers are produced by the Current Population Survey. "Infants" refers to children under 1 year. "Unmarried mothers" include never-married, divorced, separated, and widowed mothers. More information can be found in "Employment characteristics of families in 2001," news release USDL 02-175.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment of mothers with infants in 2001 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/apr/wk2/art03.htm (visited September 29, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.