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.
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.