The share of couples where only one member has a job grew from 32% in April 2019 to 38% in April 2020, while the share in which both have a job fell from 63% to 51%. The last time only 51% of US couples were both employed was in 1982, a period when women were 24 percentage points less likely to work than men, compared to 11 percentage points less likely today.

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