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
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
May
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,564 2,230 2,412 2,478 2,513 2,474 2,314 2,294 2,345

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,676 1,438 1,604 1,637 1,712 1,679 1,495 1,517 1,573

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

865 759 776 822 781 768 803 745 742

Unpaid family workers

23 33 32 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

150,843 153,119 153,598 150,516 151,894 152,713 152,747 152,889 153,211

Wage and salary workers(1)

142,130 144,009 144,424 141,928 142,828 143,656 143,688 143,785 144,124

Government

21,015 21,453 21,253 20,800 20,815 20,986 20,957 21,222 21,045

Private industries

121,115 122,556 123,170 121,101 122,022 122,693 122,761 122,616 123,090

Private households

655 780 773 - - - - - -

Other industries

120,460 121,776 122,398 120,440 121,349 121,957 121,977 121,858 122,319

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,660 9,039 9,112 8,589 8,991 8,944 8,990 8,995 9,013

Unpaid family workers

53 70 61 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,038 4,734 4,739 5,268 4,989 5,160 5,019 4,985 4,948

Slack work or business conditions

2,921 2,867 2,875 3,058 3,009 3,302 3,005 2,994 3,004

Could only find part-time work

1,860 1,573 1,542 1,764 1,663 1,541 1,625 1,586 1,480

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,373 22,132 21,433 21,018 20,867 21,061 21,399 21,258 21,095

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,994 4,631 4,677 5,202 4,926 5,091 4,944 4,898 4,872

Slack work or business conditions

2,900 2,799 2,831 3,017 2,965 3,258 2,940 2,923 2,948

Could only find part-time work

1,853 1,559 1,529 1,754 1,659 1,533 1,619 1,575 1,464

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,060 21,763 21,074 20,703 20,434 20,641 20,999 20,891 20,766

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 01, 2018