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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
Dec.
2019
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,449 2,441 2,390 2,531 2,194 2,270 2,515 2,432 2,461

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,795 1,590 1,578 1,801 1,461 1,482 1,570 1,553 1,569

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

637 820 782 679 754 799 881 837 823

Unpaid family workers

17 30 30 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

156,055 147,763 147,223 156,189 145,216 145,454 147,255 147,314 147,351

Wage and salary workers(1)

147,176 139,095 138,617 147,501 136,168 136,493 138,539 138,891 138,971

Government

21,367 20,637 20,762 21,307 20,988 20,466 20,678 20,418 20,709

Private industries

125,808 118,458 117,856 126,081 115,141 116,299 117,939 118,525 118,123

Private households

841 626 636 - - - - - -

Other industries

124,968 117,832 117,220 125,239 114,440 115,601 117,304 117,902 117,472

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,809 8,622 8,540 8,916 8,788 8,675 8,690 8,570 8,638

Unpaid family workers

70 45 66 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,247 6,492 6,245 4,172 7,533 6,283 6,668 6,641 6,170

Slack work or business conditions

2,742 5,131 5,003 2,634 6,181 4,881 5,298 5,223 4,891

Could only find part-time work

1,190 1,151 972 1,259 1,120 1,120 1,135 1,167 1,045

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

22,086 19,449 18,678 21,649 18,630 18,990 19,465 18,580 18,237

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,170 6,423 6,133 4,119 7,439 6,197 6,552 6,582 6,082

Slack work or business conditions

2,685 5,087 4,919 2,587 6,110 4,823 5,227 5,176 4,819

Could only find part-time work

1,186 1,142 967 1,252 1,107 1,112 1,113 1,163 1,037

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,685 19,043 18,283 21,248 18,257 18,589 19,029 18,182 17,846

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: January 08, 2021