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					Table 577. Marital Status of Women in the Civilian Labor Force: 1970 to 2007
[31,543 represents 31,543,000. For civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over. Annual averages of monthly figures. Based on the Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, and Appendix III] Female civilian labor force (1,000) Year Total 1970 . . . . . . . 1975 . . . . . . . 1980 . . . . . . . 1985 . . . . . . . 1990 4 . . . . . . 1995 . . 2000 4 . 2001 . . 2002 . . 2003 4 . 2004 4 . 2005 4 . 2006 4 . 2007 4 .
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Female participation rate Other
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Never married 7,265 9,125 11,865 13,163 14,612 15,467 17,849 18,021 18,203 18,397 18,616 19,183 19,474 19,745

Married

1

Total 43.3 46.3 51.5 54.5 57.5 58.9 59.9 59.8 59.6 59.5 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.3

Never married 56.8 59.8 64.4 66.6 66.7 66.8 68.9 68.1 67.4 66.2 65.9 66.0 65.7 65.3

Married

1

Other

2

31,543 37,475 45,487 51,050 56,829 60,944 66,303 66,848 67,363 68,272 68,421 69,288 70,173 70,988

18,475 21,484 24,980 27,894 30,901 33,359 35,146 35,236 35,477 36,046 35,845 35,941 36,314 36,881

5,804 6,866 8,643 9,993 11,315 12,118 13,308 13,592 13,683 13,828 13,961 14,163 14,385 14,362
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40.5 44.3 49.8 53.8 58.4 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.0 61.0 60.5 60.7 61.0 61.0

40.3 40.1 43.6 45.1 47.2 47.4 49.0 49.0 49.2 49.6 49.6 49.4 49.6 49.5

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1 Husband present. 2 Widowed, divorced, or separated. See footnote 2, Table 567.

See footnote 3, Table 573 for definition of participation rate.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, September 2007, and unpublished data. See Internet site <http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook2007.htm>.