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
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,620 2,587 2,564 2,567 2,418 2,458 2,499 2,646 2,507

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,695 1,663 1,676 1,668 1,633 1,603 1,647 1,730 1,645

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

899 900 865 864 795 841 853 879 833

Unpaid family workers

26 24 23 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

148,974 150,676 150,843 148,477 149,582 150,026 150,429 150,481 150,417

Wage and salary workers(1)

139,978 142,061 142,130 139,677 140,952 141,101 141,663 141,931 141,849

Government

20,889 20,901 21,015 20,615 20,796 20,843 20,858 20,683 20,772

Private industries

119,089 121,160 121,115 119,043 120,189 120,258 120,904 121,281 121,096

Private households

732 680 655 - - - - - -

Other industries

118,357 120,480 120,460 118,319 119,467 119,535 120,148 120,592 120,441

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,914 8,563 8,660 8,807 8,552 8,826 8,707 8,489 8,550

Unpaid family workers

82 53 53 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,238 5,058 5,038 6,409 5,840 5,704 5,553 5,272 5,219

Slack work or business conditions

3,721 3,059 2,921 3,879 3,583 3,574 3,402 3,174 3,082

Could only find part-time work

2,162 1,767 1,860 2,064 1,944 1,864 1,852 1,802 1,789

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,888 21,257 21,373 20,611 20,487 20,773 20,723 20,700 21,020

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,188 4,990 4,994 6,343 5,769 5,637 5,502 5,197 5,154

Slack work or business conditions

3,685 3,019 2,900 3,828 3,535 3,540 3,386 3,130 3,045

Could only find part-time work

2,156 1,750 1,853 2,059 1,947 1,853 1,842 1,781 1,776

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,492 20,849 21,060 20,215 20,136 20,445 20,396 20,349 20,677

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: June 02, 2017