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Households with children that lost employment income in United States

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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