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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
Mar.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,263 2,184 2,109 2,352 2,432 2,461 2,466 2,308 2,228

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,580 1,450 1,429 1,668 1,553 1,569 1,552 1,519 1,518

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

661 676 623 663 837 823 827 712 635

Unpaid family workers

22 58 57 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

152,904 147,338 148,384 153,093 147,314 147,351 147,535 147,895 148,598

Wage and salary workers(1)

144,163 138,602 139,161 144,327 138,891 138,971 138,941 139,243 139,382

Government

21,484 21,218 20,958 21,147 20,418 20,709 20,689 20,829 20,644

Private industries

122,679 117,383 118,203 123,110 118,525 118,123 118,102 118,151 118,616

Private households

712 604 650 - - - - - -

Other industries

121,967 116,779 117,553 122,327 117,902 117,472 117,532 117,451 117,896

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,704 8,665 9,143 8,799 8,570 8,638 8,721 8,787 9,241

Unpaid family workers

37 72 80 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,879 6,309 5,913 5,787 6,641 6,170 5,954 6,088 5,826

Slack work or business conditions

4,159 4,958 4,660 4,128 5,223 4,891 4,756 4,723 4,629

Could only find part-time work

1,404 1,124 1,061 1,311 1,167 1,045 986 1,166 984

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,764 19,042 19,523 20,361 18,580 18,237 18,519 18,369 19,102

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,788 6,199 5,859 5,728 6,582 6,082 5,824 5,986 5,804

Slack work or business conditions

4,090 4,887 4,622 4,064 5,176 4,819 4,691 4,661 4,592

Could only find part-time work

1,392 1,116 1,060 1,300 1,163 1,037 986 1,154 982

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,392 18,670 19,151 19,987 18,182 17,846 18,112 17,998 18,726

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: April 02, 2021