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News from EPI On the rise: Share of children with at least one unemployed or underemployed parent

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Contact:
Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

 

On the rise: Share of children with at least one unemployed or underemployed parent

Today’s Snapshot shows that the share of children living with an unemployed or underemployed parent rose from 9.1 percent (6.4 million) in 2007 to 18.3 percent (13.0 million) in 2010. One in four children in black and Hispanic families had an unemployed or underemployed parent in 2010.