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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-5. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2019 2020 2021 2022
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,463 2,372 2,430 2,443 2,413 2,323 2,210 2,464 2,329 2,292 2,281 2,272 2,362

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,685 1,632 1,636 1,696 1,728 1,577 1,457 1,576 1,537 1,551 1,547 1,471 1,532

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

753 718 781 710 652 722 748 845 724 701 718 766 777

Nonagricultural industries

154,262 154,613 155,514 156,040 155,155 135,350 144,054 147,218 147,947 149,308 151,110 152,804 155,187

Wage and salary workers(1)

145,560 145,853 146,406 147,187 146,468 127,287 135,088 138,615 139,244 139,998 141,227 143,495 146,404

Private industries

124,832 124,878 125,512 125,912 125,128 107,256 114,661 118,177 118,294 119,365 120,741 122,921 124,777

Industries except private households

123,993 124,071 124,695 125,097 124,324 106,742 113,994 117,544 117,634 118,753 120,068 122,246 124,053

Government

20,645 20,885 20,987 21,382 21,201 19,959 20,633 20,598 20,693 20,484 20,679 20,786 21,180

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,821 8,659 8,815 8,901 8,869 7,927 8,601 8,656 8,942 9,140 9,491 9,334 9,175

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,686 4,486 4,224 4,230 4,816 10,211 7,426 6,454 5,954 5,043 4,460 4,198 4,007

Slack work or business conditions

3,048 2,778 2,550 2,659 3,193 9,159 6,105 5,131 4,710 3,814 3,101 2,869 2,672

Could only find part-time work

1,359 1,382 1,335 1,260 1,328 853 1,075 1,098 1,044 1,006 1,035 1,034 1,028

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,110 21,448 21,553 21,610 21,543 14,676 18,428 18,739 18,670 19,568 20,239 20,431 20,579

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,621 4,409 4,126 4,162 4,730 10,075 7,336 6,365 5,880 4,988 4,370 4,138 3,958

Slack work or business conditions

3,006 2,723 2,490 2,610 3,124 9,034 6,045 5,070 4,656 3,770 3,048 2,826 2,638

Could only find part-time work

1,348 1,372 1,325 1,253 1,318 848 1,071 1,085 1,037 1,000 1,022 1,032 1,021

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,749 21,098 21,157 21,231 21,156 14,303 18,036 18,336 18,286 19,208 19,877 20,075 20,204

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week and excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs for the entire week.
(3) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for an economic reason such as slack work or unfavorable business conditions, inability to find full-time work, or seasonal declines in demand.
(4) Refers to persons who usually work part time for noneconomic reasons such as childcare problems, family or personal obligations, school or training, retirement or Social Security limits on earnings, and other reasons. This excludes persons who usually work full time but worked only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as vacations, holidays, illness, and bad weather.

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: April 01, 2022