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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-25. Persons at work 1 to 34 hours in all and in nonagricultural industries by reason for working less than 35 hours and usual full- or part-time status
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason for working less than 35 hours October 2019
All industries Nonagricultural industries
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time

Total, at work 1 to 34 hours

34,078 9,088 24,989 33,481 8,952 24,530

Economic reasons

4,046 1,145 2,901 3,961 1,111 2,850

Slack work or business conditions

2,533 973 1,560 2,469 947 1,523

Could only find part-time work

1,268 - 1,268 1,258 - 1,258

Seasonal work

161 87 73 149 80 69

Job started or ended during week

85 85 - 85 85 -

Noneconomic reasons

30,032 7,944 22,088 29,520 7,840 21,679

Child-care problems

1,053 119 934 1,053 119 934

Other family or personal obligations

5,523 847 4,676 5,422 834 4,589

Health or medical limitations

1,126 - 1,126 1,105 - 1,105

In school or training

6,642 91 6,551 6,576 91 6,485

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,888 - 2,888 2,751 - 2,751

Vacation or personal day

3,857 3,857 - 3,798 3,798 -

Holiday, legal or religious

613 613 - 606 606 -

Weather-related curtailment

202 202 - 194 194 -

All other reasons

8,127 2,214 5,913 8,015 2,199 5,816

Average hours, economic reasons

23.8 25.3 23.2 23.9 25.4 23.3

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.2 25.0 19.9 21.3 25.0 20.0

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: November 01, 2019