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 2014
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

34,873 9,772 25,102 34,312 9,610 24,702

Economic reasons

7,213 1,600 5,613 7,109 1,555 5,554

Slack work or business conditions

4,327 1,363 2,964 4,267 1,333 2,934

Could only find part-time work

2,552 - 2,552 2,533 - 2,533

Seasonal work

228 131 97 205 118 87

Job started or ended during week

106 106 - 104 104 -

Noneconomic reasons

27,660 8,171 19,489 27,203 8,055 19,148

Child-care problems

954 68 886 949 67 882

Other family or personal obligations

4,733 652 4,081 4,662 643 4,019

Health or medical limitations

860 - 860 846 - 846

In school or training

5,798 75 5,723 5,747 74 5,673

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,356 - 2,356 2,246 - 2,246

Vacation or personal day

3,450 3,450 - 3,410 3,410 -

Holiday, legal or religious

835 835 - 830 830 -

Weather-related curtailment

875 875 - 847 847 -

All other reasons

7,799 2,216 5,583 7,666 2,183 5,483

Average hours, economic reasons

22.9 24.0 22.6 23.0 24.0 22.7

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.4 25.1 19.9 21.5 25.1 20.0

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 12, 2015