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Definitions: 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 - 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.
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