People in same-sex marriages were more likely to be in the labor force than those in opposite-sex marriages, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released earlier this month.
Women in same-sex marriages in particular were more likely to be in the labor force than their opposite-sex counterparts.
Employment and labor force characteristics among householders and spouses in same-sex married households differed in key ways from those of their opposite-sex married peers and varied across states and metropolitan areas.
These findings come from new tables using 1-year data from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS improved its measure of same-sex couple households by explicitly asking if couples were same- or opposite-sex spouses or partners.
Continue reading about comparisons between same-sex and opposite sex married couples, differences in states and metropolitan areas, and more.