Employed mothers with young children

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Employed mothers with young children

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Number and percent of mothers with own children under six either employed or serving in the armed forces.  Data reported for 2000 represent a single year only and represent mothers aged 16+, while those reported for 2009-2013 reflect a five-year average and represent mothers aged 20-64.

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census of Populaation, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Summary File 3, Table P45, Released 2002; and U. S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Table B23003, Released December, 2014.   Note:  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. 

Footnotes:

Different methodologies were used in producing 2000 versus 2008-2012 data for this indicator; hence, caution should be used in making comparisons over these two time periods.