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Households with children that lost employment income in United States

Households with children that lost employment income

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



The percentage of households with children birth to age 17 with at least one household member who experienced a loss of employment income since March 13, 2020. On March 13, 2020, the U.S. government declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency, thus marking the start of the pandemic in the United States. Only respondents who provided a valid response (yes or no) are included.

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey, 2020-2021


Updated April 2021
S - Estimates suppressed when the effective sample size is less than 30 or the 90% confidence interval is greater than 30 percentage points or 1.3 times the estimate.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Households with children that lost employment income.

Last Updated

July 2021