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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
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

96,135 96,004 39,060 39,183 57,075 56,822

Persons who currently want a job

5,435 5,107 2,610 2,566 2,825 2,541

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,614 1,464 802 817 813 647

Discouraged workers(2)

426 350 240 185 186 166

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,188 1,113 561 632 627 481

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,749 8,083 3,846 3,949 3,904 4,134

Percent of total employed

5.0 5.1 4.7 4.8 5.3 5.6

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,452 4,528 2,399 2,421 2,053 2,108

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,879 2,047 636 700 1,243 1,347

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

249 326 183 227 66 99

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,133 1,123 619 585 514 538

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: February 21, 2020