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Unemployment rate of parents in United States

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Definition and Source



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

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