Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Total Men Women
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2015

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

91,794 93,706 36,326 37,253 55,469 56,453

Persons who currently want a job

6,382 5,920 2,657 2,589 3,725 3,331

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,141 1,812 984 967 1,157 846

Discouraged workers(2)

775 624 424 391 351 234

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,366 1,188 560 576 806 612

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,819 6,901 3,419 3,475 3,401 3,427

Percent of total employed

4.7 4.6 4.4 4.3 5.0 4.9

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,658 3,832 1,996 2,150 1,662 1,682

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,748 1,708 609 561 1,139 1,146

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

269 286 186 183 83 103

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,085 1,038 602 555 483 482

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to persons who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the past 4 weeks.
(2) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for reasons such as thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
(3) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and transportation problems, as well as a number for whom reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
(4) Includes a small number of persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 04, 2015