Definitions: The percentage of 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: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Monthly Data Files, 2007 - 2011.
Updated April 2012.
N.A. - Data not available.
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.