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
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

95,774 96,230 38,636 38,955 57,138 57,275

Persons who currently want a job

5,449 5,071 2,631 2,330 2,819 2,742

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,684 1,623 963 811 721 812

Discouraged workers(2)

426 474 295 316 131 158

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,258 1,149 668 495 590 654

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,675 7,776 3,630 3,744 4,045 4,032

Percent of total employed

5.1 5.1 4.5 4.6 5.7 5.6

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,204 4,391 2,235 2,335 1,969 2,056

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,078 1,964 682 668 1,396 1,296

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

282 269 162 154 120 116

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,050 1,091 521 560 529 531

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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Last Modified Date: January 05, 2018