Fast Fact- July 13, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 13, 2018

In 2016, 23 percent of Colorado children (296,000 kids) lived in families in which no parent had regular, full-time employment. Between 2010 and 2016, the state’s percentage of children whose parents lacked secure employment fell from 29 percent. Children feel the impact of parental unemployment beyond the financial hardship it presents; studies have found that children with a parent who is unemployed tend to have poorer school attendance, lower math scores, and face a higher risk of suspension and expulsion. To find more data and see how Colorado compares to other states on this measure, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit