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.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

93,706 94,054 37,253 37,240 56,453 56,814

Persons who currently want a job

5,920 5,824 2,589 2,616 3,331 3,208

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,812 1,713 967 916 846 797

Discouraged workers(2)

624 576 391 349 234 227

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,188 1,137 576 567 612 570

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,901 7,234 3,475 3,558 3,427 3,676

Percent of total employed

4.6 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.9 5.2

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,832 3,991 2,150 2,207 1,682 1,784

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,708 2,005 561 741 1,146 1,264

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

286 279 183 146 103 133

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,038 897 555 438 482 458

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 02, 2016