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Children with at least one unemployed parent in United States

Children with at least one unemployed parent

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Definition and Source



Children under age 18 living in families where at least one parent does not have a job, has been actively looking for work in the past 4 weeks, and is currently available for work. For children living in single-parent families, this means that the resident parent is unemployed. For children living in married-couple families, this means that either or both parents are unemployed.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Basic Monthly Data Files.


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Last Updated

September 2023