72%

of American women with children under 18 years participated in the labor force in 2019

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Additional Information: Mothers with older children were more likely to work than mothers with younger children. In 2019, 77% of mothers whose youngest child was 6 to 17 years old participated in the labor force, compared to 66% of mothers whose youngest was under 6 years old.

Continue Exploring

Learn more about Americans today: Labor Force, Gender, Family

Around the Site

  • Exploring the top reasons Americans choose to attend religious services — or not

    Showing Up for One's Faith

    Exploring the top reasons Americans choose to attend religious services — or not

  • Test your knowledge on the stars and stripes and everything in between

    How Much Do You Know About the American Flag?

    Test your knowledge on the stars and stripes and everything in between

  • Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations

    Millennials and Generational Shifts

    Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations