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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
Sept.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,479 2,259 2,309 2,416 2,341 2,297 2,128 2,159 2,257

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,672 1,457 1,480 1,634 1,569 1,530 1,446 1,422 1,454

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

781 788 816 765 738 716 677 736 792

Unpaid family workers

27 14 12 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

155,999 144,965 145,487 155,816 134,966 139,944 141,487 145,156 145,235

Wage and salary workers(1)

147,030 136,073 136,709 146,852 126,943 131,444 132,888 136,258 136,509

Government

21,089 20,445 20,361 21,144 19,763 20,895 20,597 21,132 20,483

Private industries

125,942 115,628 116,348 125,734 107,164 110,584 112,361 115,172 116,088

Private households

842 715 683 - - - - - -

Other industries

125,100 114,913 115,665 124,864 106,660 110,045 111,663 114,478 115,385

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,889 8,815 8,723 8,850 7,944 8,376 8,559 8,808 8,680

Unpaid family workers

80 77 54 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

3,992 7,488 5,955 4,336 10,633 9,062 8,443 7,572 6,300

Slack work or business conditions

2,377 6,106 4,669 2,600 9,543 7,939 7,281 6,214 4,936

Could only find part-time work

1,327 1,039 1,124 1,310 843 942 1,048 1,139 1,122

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,666 17,110 19,012 21,559 14,394 17,137 17,792 18,630 18,918

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

3,925 7,387 5,901 4,257 10,485 8,961 8,382 7,468 6,224

Slack work or business conditions

2,337 6,033 4,623 2,554 9,408 7,860 7,234 6,148 4,881

Could only find part-time work

1,317 1,027 1,120 1,300 836 941 1,047 1,124 1,116

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,291 16,744 18,612 21,178 14,009 16,793 17,404 18,264 18,519

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: October 05, 2020