HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
20. 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 2012
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

34,425 9,324 25,101 33,852 9,175 24,677

Economic reasons

8,122 1,828 6,294 8,003 1,771 6,231

Slack work or business conditions

5,255 1,587 3,668 5,178 1,547 3,631

Could only find part-time work

2,541 - 2,541 2,522 - 2,522

Seasonal work

212 126 85 193 114 79

Job started or ended during week

114 114 - 110 110 -

Noneconomic reasons

26,303 7,497 18,806 25,849 7,404 18,446

Child-care problems

853 67 786 848 67 781

Other family or personal obligations

4,631 661 3,970 4,560 652 3,908

Health or medical limitations

790 - 790 770 - 770

In school or training

5,765 88 5,678 5,702 86 5,616

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,313 - 2,313 2,195 - 2,195

Vacation or personal day

3,586 3,586 - 3,551 3,551 -

Holiday, legal or religious

530 530 - 525 525 -

Weather-related curtailment

263 263 - 251 251 -

All other reasons

7,571 2,302 5,269 7,447 2,271 5,176

Average hours, economic reasons

22.7 23.9 22.4 22.7 24.0 22.4

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.2 24.7 19.9 21.3 24.7 19.9

NOTE: Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (value not shown where base is less than 35,000).

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013