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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
May
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
May
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022
May
2022

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,337 2,265 2,399 2,291 2,326 2,383 2,378 2,349 2,355

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,543 1,435 1,574 1,527 1,501 1,525 1,571 1,505 1,553

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

756 798 801 732 771 801 758 800 776

Unpaid family workers

37 32 24 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

149,442 155,726 156,210 149,381 154,598 155,094 155,871 155,729 156,183

Wage and salary workers(1)

139,977 146,650 146,725 139,967 145,993 146,263 146,955 146,638 146,455

Government

20,613 21,128 20,985 20,475 21,274 20,971 21,296 20,948 20,885

Private industries

119,364 125,521 125,740 119,334 124,240 124,886 125,204 125,371 125,619

Private households

586 591 610 - - - - - -

Other industries

118,778 124,931 125,130 118,732 123,512 124,144 124,505 124,658 124,955

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,370 9,030 9,410 9,265 9,089 9,175 9,260 9,086 9,291

Unpaid family workers

94 46 75 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,046 3,822 4,115 5,267 3,717 4,135 4,170 4,033 4,328

Slack work or business conditions

3,843 2,500 2,858 4,016 2,430 2,707 2,880 2,647 2,996

Could only find part-time work

1,012 1,077 1,002 998 969 1,060 1,055 1,071 999

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,364 21,479 20,822 19,362 20,198 20,667 20,870 20,826 20,806

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,016 3,777 4,033 5,227 3,620 4,105 4,149 3,996 4,235

Slack work or business conditions

3,819 2,472 2,796 3,983 2,400 2,672 2,842 2,617 2,927

Could only find part-time work

1,012 1,071 993 995 960 1,053 1,049 1,064 988

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,984 21,092 20,447 18,991 19,839 20,275 20,498 20,435 20,438

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.

Last Modified Date: June 03, 2022