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Number of working mothers who are sole breadwinners rises to all-time high

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According to Census Bureau, the number of moms who were the only working spouse rose for the third straight year and the number of dads who were the only working spouse dropped.

By the numbers, about 4 percent or 963,000 moms were the only parent in the labor force. The share of fathers as the sole worker was much bigger -- 28.2 percent or 7.3 million -- but still the lowest since 2001. The share of couples who both work stayed the same at 66 percent or 17 million.

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