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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
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,281 2,263 2,303 2,389 2,533 2,412 2,466 2,399 2,424

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,571 1,580 1,585 1,661 1,849 1,750 1,829 1,715 1,695

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

687 661 693 693 684 647 645 660 701

Unpaid family workers

23 22 25 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

154,429 152,904 131,023 154,369 156,241 156,337 156,283 153,359 131,052

Wage and salary workers(1)

145,849 144,149 123,485 145,694 147,431 147,467 147,347 144,494 123,401

Government

21,189 21,414 19,485 20,848 21,323 21,390 20,943 21,081 19,156

Private industries

124,661 122,735 104,001 124,876 126,069 126,042 126,282 123,412 104,200

Private households

825 712 492 - - - - - -

Other industries

123,835 122,023 103,509 124,046 125,250 125,234 125,487 122,693 103,713

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,543 8,717 7,514 8,559 8,821 8,808 8,897 8,818 7,544

Unpaid family workers

37 37 23 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,483 5,879 10,684 4,706 4,148 4,182 4,318 5,765 10,887

Slack work or business conditions

2,782 4,159 9,843 2,868 2,657 2,655 2,776 4,043 9,939

Could only find part-time work

1,473 1,404 728 1,447 1,215 1,294 1,317 1,321 697

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

22,160 20,764 13,149 21,356 21,586 22,154 22,175 20,601 12,355

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,424 5,788 10,524 4,645 4,111 4,091 4,225 5,681 10,730

Slack work or business conditions

2,750 4,090 9,694 2,834 2,613 2,580 2,719 3,965 9,780

Could only find part-time work

1,461 1,392 723 1,437 1,209 1,308 1,313 1,312 695

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,830 20,392 12,779 21,008 21,180 21,784 21,770 20,236 11,971

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: May 11, 2020