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
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,539 95,301 37,898 38,380 56,640 56,921

Persons who currently want a job

5,613 4,938 2,633 2,287 2,979 2,650

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,700 1,535 880 837 820 698

Discouraged workers(2)

487 524 288 335 199 190

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,213 1,010 592 503 621 508

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

8,050 7,409 3,878 3,681 4,172 3,727

Percent of total employed

5.3 4.8 4.8 4.5 5.8 5.2

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,373 4,167 2,423 2,256 1,950 1,912

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,115 1,770 706 587 1,409 1,183

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

329 295 155 226 174 70

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,185 1,124 581 598 604 526

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: November 03, 2017