Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Total Men Women
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,054 94,494 37,240 37,780 56,814 56,713

Persons who currently want a job

5,824 5,852 2,616 2,538 3,208 3,315

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,713 1,548 916 832 797 717

Discouraged workers(2)

576 448 349 318 227 129

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,137 1,101 567 513 570 587

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,234 6,961 3,558 3,533 3,676 3,428

Percent of total employed

4.8 4.5 4.4 4.3 5.2 4.8

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,991 3,761 2,207 2,113 1,784 1,647

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,005 1,804 741 650 1,264 1,154

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

279 334 146 225 133 108

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

897 1,017 438 522 458 494

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to persons who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the past 4 weeks.
(2) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for reasons such as thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
(3) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and transportation problems, as well as a number for whom reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
(4) Includes a small number of persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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