HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
20. Persons at work 1 to 34 hours in all and in nonagricultural industries by reason for working less than 35 hours and usual full- or part-time status
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason for working less than 35 hours 2015
All industries Nonagricultural industries
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time

Total, at work 1 to 34 hours

36,158 11,263 24,895 35,576 11,088 24,488

Economic reasons

6,371 1,494 4,877 6,271 1,440 4,832

Slack work or business conditions

3,762 1,244 2,518 3,701 1,207 2,494

Could only find part-time work

2,266 - 2,266 2,253 - 2,253

Seasonal work

220 128 92 197 112 85

Job started or ended during week

123 123 - 120 120 -

Noneconomic reasons

29,787 9,769 20,018 29,305 9,648 19,656

Child-care problems

980 76 905 974 75 898

Other family or personal obligations

4,831 642 4,189 4,754 631 4,122

Health or medical limitations

907 - 907 887 - 887

In school or training

5,991 77 5,914 5,939 76 5,863

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,423 - 2,423 2,302 - 2,302

Vacation or personal day

3,535 3,535 - 3,496 3,496 -

Holiday, legal or religious

2,872 2,872 - 2,853 2,853 -

Weather-related curtailment

382 382 - 362 362 -

All other reasons

7,865 2,185 5,680 7,738 2,155 5,583

Average hours, economic reasons

23.0 23.7 22.8 23.0 23.8 22.8

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

22.1 26.3 20.0 22.1 26.4 20.1

NOTE: Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (value not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016