Chapter 5.7 presents data on the employment status of adults in households served by the Feeding America network. Client respondents provided information on their households' current employment status. The survey question asked whether the respondent or a household member was employed full- time, employed part-time, or not employed. Thus, the employment estimates in this chapter reflect both full-time and part-time work.
- Among all adults in client households, 26.4% are employed.
- When we consider adults younger than 65, 30.1% are currently working.
- At the household level, 36.0% have one or more adults employed.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)