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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
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,414 2,449 2,283 2,546 2,416 2,473 2,356 2,533 2,412

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,644 1,795 1,666 1,731 1,634 1,651 1,661 1,849 1,750

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

746 637 592 796 765 793 692 684 647

Unpaid family workers

24 17 25 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

152,550 156,055 154,711 154,112 155,816 155,970 156,167 156,241 156,337

Wage and salary workers(1)

143,834 147,176 146,019 145,259 146,852 147,118 147,275 147,431 147,467

Government

20,800 21,367 21,580 20,614 21,144 21,513 21,342 21,323 21,390

Private industries

123,034 125,808 124,438 124,615 125,734 125,812 125,996 126,069 126,042

Private households

799 841 801 - - - - - -

Other industries

122,234 124,968 123,637 123,811 124,864 124,979 125,157 125,250 125,234

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,672 8,809 8,642 8,831 8,850 8,811 8,856 8,821 8,808

Unpaid family workers

44 70 50 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,640 4,247 4,732 5,105 4,336 4,397 4,288 4,148 4,182

Slack work or business conditions

3,888 2,742 3,057 3,402 2,600 2,747 2,634 2,657 2,655

Could only find part-time work

1,418 1,190 1,340 1,413 1,310 1,278 1,259 1,215 1,294

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,734 22,086 21,929 20,984 21,559 21,544 21,532 21,586 22,154

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,543 4,170 4,605 5,032 4,257 4,306 4,221 4,111 4,091

Slack work or business conditions

3,841 2,685 2,962 3,360 2,554 2,684 2,599 2,613 2,580

Could only find part-time work

1,398 1,186 1,337 1,396 1,300 1,267 1,254 1,209 1,308

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,340 21,685 21,561 20,589 21,178 21,137 21,163 21,180 21,784

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: February 21, 2020