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
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,374 94,788 37,792 38,113 56,582 56,675

Persons who currently want a job

6,449 5,976 3,061 2,801 3,388 3,175

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,713 1,475 896 761 817 714

Discouraged workers(2)

538 355 339 191 199 163

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,175 1,121 557 570 617 551

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,472 7,584 3,677 3,831 3,796 3,752

Percent of total employed

4.9 4.9 4.6 4.7 5.4 5.2

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,052 4,136 2,237 2,295 1,815 1,840

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,140 2,067 725 715 1,415 1,352

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

256 301 176 217 80 84

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

970 1,029 507 580 462 449

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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