Final Note

More unmarried Americans, thanks to economic woes

Kai Ryssdal Sep 24, 2014
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Final Note

More unmarried Americans, thanks to economic woes

Kai Ryssdal Sep 24, 2014
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The number of American’s who’ve always been single and plan never to marry is at an all time high, according to the Pew Research Center.

On the theory that having a job is an important feature in a future spouse, here’s the slice of the data that makes it a Marketplace thing: Fifty years ago there were 139 single young men with jobs for every 100 single young women.

Now, there are 91 single men with jobs for every 100 single women.

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