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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 2016 2017 2018 2019
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,473 2,349 2,450 2,549 2,338 2,487 2,421 2,342 2,439 2,499 2,472 2,382 2,402

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,598 1,489 1,614 1,680 1,587 1,684 1,610 1,562 1,625 1,731 1,735 1,631 1,582

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

853 840 815 843 725 776 782 744 789 747 732 719 779

Nonagricultural industries

149,269 149,798 149,969 150,548 151,509 151,514 152,463 153,085 153,478 154,317 154,327 154,437 155,421

Wage and salary workers(1)

140,439 141,010 141,278 141,901 142,689 142,516 143,459 144,129 144,424 145,287 145,512 145,724 146,399

Private industries

119,826 120,165 120,437 121,087 121,705 121,829 122,482 123,040 123,618 124,405 124,882 124,888 125,457

Industries except private households

119,072 119,427 119,736 120,458 121,049 121,180 121,754 122,292 122,832 123,552 124,085 124,084 124,612

Government

20,639 20,876 20,822 20,758 21,019 20,744 20,951 21,033 20,805 20,972 20,626 20,838 20,941

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,665 8,753 8,653 8,641 8,683 8,960 8,984 8,914 8,909 8,956 8,787 8,682 8,893

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,946 5,777 5,603 5,260 5,232 4,921 5,022 4,870 4,537 4,689 4,652 4,452 4,238

Slack work or business conditions

3,653 3,490 3,488 3,153 3,191 3,025 3,096 3,000 2,753 2,870 3,051 2,748 2,550

Could only find part-time work

1,969 1,962 1,853 1,758 1,717 1,578 1,602 1,498 1,431 1,506 1,365 1,374 1,346

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,513 21,010 20,699 20,782 21,113 21,030 21,179 21,255 21,577 21,197 21,133 21,404 21,569

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,838 5,676 5,542 5,194 5,155 4,861 4,938 4,779 4,465 4,618 4,587 4,363 4,146

Slack work or business conditions

3,570 3,417 3,455 3,119 3,143 2,986 3,050 2,947 2,714 2,812 3,012 2,699 2,498

Could only find part-time work

1,957 1,953 1,842 1,751 1,700 1,570 1,594 1,484 1,419 1,499 1,356 1,365 1,333

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,154 20,654 20,346 20,425 20,799 20,637 20,754 20,902 21,219 20,810 20,768 21,070 21,187

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: October 04, 2019