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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
Oct.
2021
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Oct.
2021
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,418 2,165 2,300 2,296 2,308 2,429 2,178 2,178 2,205

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,596 1,448 1,577 1,501 1,520 1,621 1,491 1,474 1,497

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

785 700 701 769 747 752 645 696 691

Unpaid family workers

37 18 22 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

152,548 156,838 156,845 152,070 156,114 156,002 156,931 156,956 156,645

Wage and salary workers(1)

142,933 147,538 147,397 142,194 146,346 146,627 147,397 147,268 147,004

Government

20,586 21,166 21,258 20,511 20,601 21,272 21,220 21,313 21,180

Private industries

122,347 126,372 126,139 122,175 125,767 125,421 126,111 126,494 126,165

Private households

766 705 743 - - - - - -

Other industries

121,581 125,667 125,397 121,460 125,210 124,799 125,441 125,902 125,559

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,548 9,235 9,394 9,465 9,255 8,971 8,985 9,161 9,283

Unpaid family workers

68 65 54 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,094 3,523 3,356 4,398 3,621 3,924 4,149 3,843 3,660

Slack work or business conditions

2,913 2,393 2,335 3,108 2,366 2,697 2,769 2,577 2,534

Could only find part-time work

928 945 817 961 914 910 979 952 870

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,128 21,389 21,901 20,539 20,602 21,103 21,044 21,233 21,274

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

3,998 3,479 3,301 4,273 3,694 3,888 4,075 3,763 3,577

Slack work or business conditions

2,838 2,353 2,288 3,032 2,345 2,676 2,727 2,527 2,486

Could only find part-time work

927 945 813 962 912 909 966 952 867

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,773 21,047 21,555 20,200 20,180 20,675 20,710 20,887 20,932

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.

Last Modified Date: November 04, 2022