Percent of young children with all parents in workforce

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Definitions: Percent of children under six years old in families where all available parents are in the workforce

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Various Years, Table B23008: Age of Own Children Under 18 Years in Families and Subfamilies by Living Arrangements by Employment Status of Parents - Universe: Own children under 18 years in families and subfamilies

Technical Notes:
Estimates include children in two-parent families where both parents are in the workforce, and children in single-parent families where the single parent is in the workforce.

Please note, the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates provide average characteristics aggregated over a 5-year period. The primary advantage of using multiyear estimates is the increased statistical reliability of the data for less populated areas and small population subgroups. However, 5-year estimates are less current than single year estimates (i.e., since they are derived from averages over five calendar years) and should not be compared to single year estimates. The Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap, such as comparing 2007-2011 with 2012-2016, which means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. Please see the ACS data use handbook for more information (

Footnotes: Percent of young children with all parents in workforce.