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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-7. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2018 2019
Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,478 2,418 2,556 2,522 2,576 2,510 2,332 2,394 2,432 2,320 2,402 2,400 2,404

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,661 1,674 1,772 1,747 1,778 1,741 1,687 1,687 1,724 1,482 1,577 1,560 1,610

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

813 722 768 752 787 764 644 690 690 778 779 789 769

Nonagricultural industries

153,634 154,135 154,297 154,520 154,177 154,446 154,358 154,271 154,314 154,725 154,904 155,528 155,830

Wage and salary workers(1)

144,480 145,071 145,313 145,478 145,251 145,674 145,609 145,675 145,590 145,906 145,880 146,480 146,837

Private industries

123,773 124,063 124,365 124,787 124,657 125,042 124,948 124,892 124,870 124,901 125,012 125,602 125,756

Industries except private households

122,968 123,239 123,512 123,904 123,861 124,243 124,153 124,075 124,064 124,115 124,224 124,745 124,867

Government

20,753 21,186 21,054 20,677 20,614 20,588 20,677 20,831 20,730 20,952 20,823 20,913 21,088

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,957 8,949 8,889 9,031 8,855 8,780 8,727 8,569 8,711 8,766 8,945 8,891 8,843


PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,656 4,630 4,781 4,657 5,147 4,310 4,499 4,654 4,355 4,347 3,984 4,381 4,350

Slack work or business conditions

2,807 2,837 2,882 2,891 3,451 2,792 2,909 2,891 2,646 2,707 2,385 2,678 2,588

Could only find part-time work

1,471 1,461 1,562 1,496 1,419 1,347 1,329 1,446 1,339 1,337 1,364 1,351 1,322

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,404 21,448 20,909 21,234 20,949 21,153 21,297 21,322 21,366 21,524 21,437 21,697 21,573

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,575 4,549 4,726 4,580 5,079 4,244 4,439 4,589 4,241 4,258 3,878 4,295 4,264

Slack work or business conditions

2,767 2,779 2,843 2,816 3,418 2,763 2,854 2,865 2,565 2,669 2,323 2,634 2,537

Could only find part-time work

1,462 1,453 1,571 1,473 1,401 1,339 1,327 1,437 1,333 1,326 1,350 1,337 1,311

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,002 21,083 20,521 20,826 20,548 20,761 20,995 20,985 21,038 21,188 21,049 21,322 21,190

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