Unemployment Among Single Mother Families

Ashley English, Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil.

August 31, 2009
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Women who maintain families without a spouse present are almost twice as likely as married men to be unemployed, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for August 2009. One of every eight women (12.2 percent) who are the sole breadwinners in their families is unemployed compared with one of every sixteen married men.