Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Total Men Women
May
2014
May
2015
May
2014
May
2015
May
2014
May
2015

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

91,782 92,736 36,859 36,907 54,923 55,829

Persons who currently want a job

7,031 6,536 3,261 2,969 3,770 3,567

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,130 1,862 1,066 918 1,064 945

Discouraged workers(2)

697 563 422 327 275 236

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,433 1,300 644 591 789 709

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,305 7,081 3,647 3,441 3,658 3,641

Percent of total employed

5.0 4.7 4.7 4.3 5.3 5.2

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,875 3,796 2,147 1,993 1,727 1,803

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,026 1,870 681 640 1,345 1,229

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

260 284 180 183 80 102

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,123 1,093 625 598 499 496

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to persons who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the past 4 weeks.
(2) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for reasons such as thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
(3) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and transportation problems, as well as a number for whom reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
(4) Includes a small number of persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 05, 2015