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Employed mothers with young children (2017-2021 series) in Alabama

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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 2017-2021 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, 2017-2021 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website,, Table B23003, Released December, 2022.


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

May 2024