Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of mothers with own children under 3 years old by single year of age of youngest child and marital status, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2015 2016
With own children under 3 years old With own children under 3 years old
Total 2 years 1 year Under 1
year
Total 2 years 1 year Under 1
year

TOTAL MOTHERS

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,308 2,920 3,254 3,134 9,158 2,850 3,322 2,985

Civilian labor force

5,714 1,869 2,024 1,821 5,662 1,858 2,055 1,749

Participation rate

61.4 64.0 62.2 58.1 61.8 65.2 61.9 58.6

Employed

5,336 1,741 1,897 1,698 5,343 1,764 1,933 1,645

Full-time workers(1)

3,882 1,280 1,370 1,232 3,870 1,312 1,392 1,165

Part-time workers(2)

1,455 462 526 466 1,473 452 540 480

Employment-population ratio

57.3 59.6 58.3 54.2 58.3 61.9 58.2 55.1

Unemployed

377 127 128 123 319 94 123 103

Unemployment rate

6.6 6.8 6.3 6.7 5.6 5.0 6.0 5.9

Married, spouse present(3)

Civilian noninstitutional population

6,341 1,974 2,252 2,114 6,335 1,964 2,302 2,069

Civilian labor force

3,772 1,198 1,356 1,218 3,768 1,210 1,367 1,191

Participation rate

59.5 60.7 60.2 57.6 59.5 61.6 59.4 57.6

Employed

3,628 1,149 1,300 1,179 3,648 1,171 1,321 1,156

Full-time workers(1)

2,698 864 961 873 2,691 876 966 849

Part-time workers(2)

931 285 339 306 957 294 356 307

Employment-population ratio

57.2 58.2 57.7 55.8 57.6 59.6 57.4 55.9

Unemployed

144 49 55 39 120 39 46 35

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.1 4.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.0

Other marital status(4)

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,967 946 1,001 1,020 2,823 886 1,020 917

Civilian labor force

1,942 670 669 603 1,894 648 689 557

Participation rate

65.4 70.9 66.8 59.1 67.1 73.1 67.5 60.8

Employed

1,708 592 596 519 1,695 594 612 489

Full-time workers(1)

1,184 415 409 359 1,179 436 427 316

Part-time workers(2)

524 177 187 160 516 158 185 173

Employment-population ratio

57.6 62.6 59.5 50.9 60.0 67.0 60.0 53.4

Unemployed

234 78 72 84 199 54 77 68

Unemployment rate

12.0 11.6 10.8 13.9 10.5 8.4 11.2 12.2

Footnotes
(1) Usually work 35 hours or more per week at all jobs.
(2) Usually work less than 35 hours per week at all jobs.
(3) Refers to persons in opposite-sex married couples only.
(4) Includes persons who are never married; widowed; divorced; separated; and married, spouse absent; as well as persons in same-sex marriages.

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 20, 2017