Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status
[In thousands]
Category Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,431 2,478 2,620 2,395 2,385 2,456 2,623 2,592 2,585

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,536 1,592 1,695 1,532 1,538 1,571 1,643 1,706 1,689

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

866 869 899 835 827 878 938 856 862

Unpaid family workers

30 17 26 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

146,918 148,597 148,974 146,336 148,115 148,620 148,704 148,377 148,429

Wage and salary workers(1)

137,648 139,607 139,978 137,201 139,371 139,815 139,703 139,411 139,574

Government

20,902 20,615 20,889 20,609 20,715 20,775 20,548 20,323 20,599

Private industries

116,746 118,992 119,089 116,616 118,690 119,024 119,223 119,136 119,011

Private households

770 747 732 - - - - - -

Other industries

115,976 118,245 118,357 115,859 118,025 118,332 118,584 118,390 118,282

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,207 8,941 8,914 9,133 8,699 8,735 8,869 8,872 8,816

Unpaid family workers

63 50 82 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,363 5,771 6,238 6,600 5,988 5,988 6,123 5,962 6,430

Slack work or business conditions

3,673 3,603 3,721 3,883 3,544 3,579 3,631 3,709 3,890

Could only find part-time work

2,434 1,994 2,162 2,371 2,134 2,104 2,154 2,009 2,086

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,192 21,460 20,888 19,950 20,311 20,615 20,428 20,469 20,606

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,272 5,690 6,188 6,491 5,851 5,897 6,032 5,874 6,372

Slack work or business conditions

3,624 3,546 3,685 3,819 3,467 3,519 3,575 3,651 3,828

Could only find part-time work

2,416 1,984 2,156 2,353 2,116 2,099 2,138 1,995 2,076

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,824 21,089 20,492 19,582 19,973 20,238 20,084 20,114 20,224

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week and excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs for the entire week.
(3) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for an economic reason such as slack work or unfavorable business conditions, inability to find full-time work, or seasonal declines in demand.
(4) Refers to persons who usually work part time for noneconomic reasons such as childcare problems, family or personal obligations, school or training, retirement or Social Security limits on earnings, and other reasons. This excludes persons who usually work full time but worked only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as vacations, holidays, illness, and bad weather.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 03, 2016