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 January 29, 2015).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.