Children under age 6 with all available parents in work force

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Why This Indicator Matters

Knowing how many children have all parents in the work force is needed to project the capacity needed for child care services.

What the data shows
From 2011 -2016 the state rate of children who have all parents participating in the workforce has varied only between  68.6% and 69.4%. In 2010, the rate was lower than the most recent 6 years at 66.0%.
For the most recent year, 2016, Franklin County had the highest rate at 81.8%, followed by Sagadahoc at 73.9% The counties with the lowest participation were: Lincoln at 57.2% and Piscataquis at 58.6%.
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Data Provided By Maine Children's Alliance

Definitions: The number and percentage of children 5 years and younger with all parents in the family working. For children living in a married-couple family or subfamily, this means that both parents are in the labor force. For children living in a single-parent family or subfamily, this means the resident parent is in the labor force. The civilian labor force includes persons who are employed and those who are unemployed but looking for work. 

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B23008

Footnotes: Updated May 2018.