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.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,180 2,451 2,368 2,349 2,368 2,311 2,471 2,510 2,552

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,366 1,666 1,590 1,472 1,596 1,554 1,707 1,697 1,717

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

797 754 743 851 725 745 749 791 793

Unpaid family workers

18 30 35 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

149,617 151,729 151,233 149,854 151,175 151,942 151,334 151,453 151,478

Wage and salary workers(1)

140,753 142,653 142,295 140,922 142,371 142,959 142,294 142,472 142,505

Government

21,029 20,950 20,789 20,887 21,037 20,908 20,755 20,717 20,642

Private industries

119,724 121,702 121,506 120,071 121,394 122,055 121,578 121,779 121,900

Private households

680 608 687 - - - - - -

Other industries

119,044 121,094 120,819 119,377 120,695 121,423 121,012 121,140 121,206

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,800 9,030 8,881 8,921 8,645 8,861 8,956 8,922 8,970

Unpaid family workers

64 46 57 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,707 4,642 5,060 5,554 5,209 5,148 4,880 4,851 4,915

Slack work or business conditions

3,478 2,872 3,172 3,387 3,232 3,098 2,960 2,995 3,097

Could only find part-time work

1,828 1,497 1,529 1,871 1,631 1,725 1,615 1,558 1,570

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,711 22,123 21,631 21,253 21,468 20,951 20,897 21,022 21,122

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,561 4,554 4,992 5,415 5,125 5,048 4,799 4,759 4,856

Slack work or business conditions

3,362 2,819 3,132 3,267 3,196 3,054 2,944 2,952 3,049

Could only find part-time work

1,824 1,486 1,528 1,860 1,622 1,702 1,600 1,552 1,563

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,335 21,744 21,226 20,860 21,133 20,619 20,552 20,645 20,703

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 05, 2018