Employment and married-couple families in 2008
May 28, 2009
Both the husband and wife were employed in 51.4 percent of married-couple families in 2008, compared with 51.7 percent in 2007.
Married-couple families in which only the wife worked accounted for 6.9 percent of all married-couple families in 2008, compared with 6.6 percent in 2007.
The husband was the sole employed member in 19.5 percent of families in 2008, compared with 19.8 percent in 2007.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Employment Characteristics of Families in 2008" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 09-0568. 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, Employment and married-couple families in 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/may/wk4/art03.htm (visited July 06, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.