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Unemployment rate of parents in United States

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The unemployment rate of parents is the total number of parents unemployed divided by the total number of parents in the labor force.  Parents who are not working and are not looking for work are not considered to be in the labor force, and so are not included in the unemployment rate.

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Monthly data 2007 - 2021.


Updated March 2022.
N.A. - Data not available.

Last Updated

March 2022