June 18, 2010

Employment and unemployment of fathers without spouses

Employment status of fathers by age of youngest child, families maintained by men(1), 200809
Characteristic Percent distribution
2008 2009

With own children under 18 years


Father employed

82.8 76.6

Father not employed

17.2 23.4

With own children 6 to 17 years, none younger


Father employed

82.3 77.1

Father not employed

17.7 22.9

With own children under 6 years


Father employed

83.4 75.9

Father not employed

16.6 24.1

(1) No spouse present.

These data featured in the TED article, Employment and unemployment of fathers without spouses.




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