In 2015, 65% of children under age 6 lived in families where all available parents were working. Among this same age group, 9% of kids had no parents working.
At the state level, this statistic varied from a high of 76% in South Dakota to a low of 52% in Utah.
In today’s economy, achieving financial stability often requires all available parents to work. To this end, we must ensure that child care is affordable and that parents can earn family supporting wages. Another requirement: paid leave, so that parents can care for themselves and their loved ones when they fall ill.
Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center for more economic data at the state and national level: