Missing work fue to childcare issues

USAFacts, February 2023 With Jia Zhang and Amanda Cox

Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents are still struggling with a lack of childcare. According to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, around 104,000 Americans in October 2022 reported childcare problems as their main reason for missing work the previous week. This is an exploration of who has more childcare-related absences.