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.
2017
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2018

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,494 96,157 37,780 38,604 56,713 57,553

Persons who currently want a job

5,852 5,534 2,538 2,568 3,315 2,966

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,548 1,443 832 783 717 660

Discouraged workers(2)

448 434 318 279 129 155

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,101 1,009 513 504 587 505

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,961 7,540 3,533 3,639 3,428 3,901

Percent of total employed

4.5 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.8 5.4

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,761 4,338 2,113 2,310 1,647 2,028

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,804 1,784 650 586 1,154 1,197

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

334 294 225 189 108 106

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,017 1,061 522 522 494 539

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: September 07, 2018