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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
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

95,694 100,670 38,855 41,059 56,840 59,610

Persons who currently want a job

4,637 6,984 2,146 3,367 2,492 3,617

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,299 1,921 629 1,016 670 905

Discouraged workers(2)

321 556 171 341 151 214

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

978 1,365 458 675 519 690

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

8,331 6,482 3,901 3,054 4,430 3,428

Percent of total employed

5.3 4.4 4.7 3.9 5.9 5.0

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,787 3,711 2,353 1,959 2,435 1,753

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,114 1,586 725 530 1,389 1,056

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

279 256 211 141 67 115

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,115 891 593 412 522 479

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: October 05, 2020