Employed mothers with young children

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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 2011-2015 reflect a five-year average and represent mothers aged 20-64.

Data Source:
U. S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census of Population, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Summary File 3, Table P45, Released 2002; and U. S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Table B23003, Released December, 2016.

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.