Fast Fact- 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.