Change Indicator

Employed mothers with young children (2016-2020 series) in Alabama

Employed mothers with young children (2016-2020 series)

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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 number and percent of mothers who are parents of children under age six and are employed or serving in the armed forces. Data reported for 2000 represent a single year only and represent mothers who are 16 years or older. Data reported for 2016-2020 reflect a five-year average and represent mothers aged 20-64.

Data Source

U. S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census of Population, Census Bureau Website,, Summary File 3, Table P45, Released 2002; and U. S. Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website,, Table B23003, Released December, 2021.


Different methodologies were used in producing base year versus current-year data for this indicator; hence, caution should be used in making comparisons over these two time periods.

Last Updated

January 2023