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This is a question a lot parents may face this Autumn, who will be watching your kids while your at work and they are home doing school work remotely?

Smartest Dollar  looked at the states around the nation with the fewest “stay-at-home” parents in the United States.

Schools are set to begin fall classes and millions of families will be struggling to manage. Some schools will operate on campus, but others will implement a remote learning environment leaving millions of kids at home. While some parents will continue to work from home, many others will return to work soon, if they haven’t already, presenting families with a significant dilemma.

Let's break down the number for us here in New Jersey. According to Smartest Dollar  here in New Jersey, 41.1% of homes may have no parents to watch the kids (under 14 years old).

This analysis found that in New Jersey, 41.1% of households with kids under 14 years old may not have a parent at home to watch them when school starts. Here is a summary of the data for New Jersey:

  • Share of households without a parent to watch the kids: 41.1%
  • Married-couple households with both parents working: 221,440
  • Single-parent households with a working parent: 76,530
  • Total households with kids under 14: 725,166
  • Average number of kids under 14 per household: 1.7

For reference, here are the statistics for the entire United States:

  • Share of households without a parent to watch the kids: 41.5%
  • Married-couple households with both parents working: 7,460,793
  • Single-parent households with a working parent: 3,228,009
  • Total households with kids under 14: 25,749,434
  • Average number of kids under 14 per household: 1.8

Are YOU concerned about who is going to watch your kids while your at work?

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