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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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 2011
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

34,898 10,047 24,851 34,271 9,874 24,397

Economic reasons

8,560 2,043 6,517 8,423 1,983 6,440

Slack work or business conditions

5,711 1,791 3,920 5,617 1,749 3,868

Could only find part-time work

2,514 - 2,514 2,494 - 2,494

Seasonal work

224 140 84 201 123 79

Job started or ended during week

112 112 - 111 111 -

Noneconomic reasons

26,337 8,003 18,334 25,848 7,892 17,957

Child-care problems

812 53 759 806 52 754

Other family or personal obligations

4,533 596 3,938 4,463 587 3,875

Health or medical limitations

786 - 786 763 - 763

In school or training

5,607 81 5,526 5,539 80 5,459

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,180 - 2,180 2,059 - 2,059

Vacation or personal day

3,437 3,437 - 3,391 3,391 -

Holiday, legal or religious

838 838 - 833 833 -

Weather-related curtailment

749 749 - 724 724 -

All other reasons

7,395 2,250 5,145 7,270 2,224 5,047

Average hours, economic reasons

22.5 24.0 22.1 22.6 24.0 22.1

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.3 25.0 19.7 21.4 25.1 19.8

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: March 1, 2012