HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-5. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2014 2015 2016 2017
4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,405 2,444 2,425 2,392 2,434 2,468 2,525 2,481 2,365 2,452 2,517 2,348 2,511

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,577 1,577 1,546 1,497 1,580 1,581 1,654 1,594 1,504 1,621 1,659 1,582 1,707

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

799 846 833 866 828 873 843 858 841 818 832 731 778

Nonagricultural industries

145,097 145,576 146,273 146,588 147,225 148,351 148,577 149,220 149,733 150,030 150,636 151,412 151,422

Wage and salary workers(1)

136,272 136,960 137,345 137,813 138,601 139,588 139,689 140,411 140,937 141,353 141,957 142,626 142,424

Private industries

116,293 116,590 116,676 117,261 117,801 118,957 119,259 119,797 120,109 120,495 121,142 121,645 121,752

Industries except private households

115,510 115,735 115,891 116,464 117,044 118,275 118,529 119,037 119,384 119,786 120,515 120,981 121,119

Government

19,957 20,352 20,701 20,558 20,793 20,612 20,433 20,618 20,844 20,832 20,808 20,991 20,705

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,793 8,583 8,866 8,642 8,565 8,767 8,847 8,647 8,740 8,687 8,641 8,659 8,950

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,911 6,722 6,550 6,223 5,998 6,027 6,090 5,923 5,742 5,649 5,281 5,198 4,882

Slack work or business conditions

4,145 3,993 3,859 3,688 3,502 3,607 3,689 3,627 3,480 3,509 3,168 3,159 3,017

Could only find part-time work

2,436 2,360 2,304 2,211 2,201 2,104 2,040 1,952 1,965 1,872 1,754 1,696 1,581

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,818 19,790 20,215 19,880 20,172 20,492 20,587 20,611 21,003 20,640 20,746 21,243 21,014

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,802 6,634 6,441 6,120 5,899 5,929 6,005 5,812 5,626 5,604 5,218 5,116 4,805

Slack work or business conditions

4,084 3,926 3,788 3,638 3,449 3,533 3,627 3,562 3,410 3,466 3,126 3,127 2,982

Could only find part-time work

2,420 2,350 2,285 2,192 2,193 2,092 2,029 1,942 1,953 1,863 1,745 1,681 1,572

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,462 19,418 19,828 19,540 19,822 20,145 20,197 20,246 20,658 20,289 20,379 20,927 20,633

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: January 05, 2018