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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 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

33,693 9,233 24,459 33,124 9,072 24,052

Economic reasons

4,407 1,378 3,029 4,330 1,336 2,994

Slack work or business conditions

2,759 1,137 1,622 2,707 1,107 1,600

Could only find part-time work

1,333 - 1,333 1,324 - 1,324

Seasonal work

210 137 74 195 125 69

Job started or ended during week

104 104 - 103 103 -

Noneconomic reasons

29,286 7,856 21,430 28,794 7,736 21,058

Child-care problems

1,072 89 983 1,062 87 975

Other family or personal obligations

5,135 689 4,446 5,053 679 4,374

Health or medical limitations

1,125 - 1,125 1,104 - 1,104

In school or training

6,152 78 6,074 6,095 78 6,017

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,824 - 2,824 2,701 - 2,701

Vacation or personal day

3,845 3,845 - 3,801 3,801 -

Holiday, legal or religious

283 283 - 279 279 -

Weather-related curtailment

486 486 - 454 454 -

All other reasons

8,365 2,385 5,980 8,244 2,357 5,887

Average hours, economic reasons

23.2 23.9 22.9 23.2 24.0 22.9

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.2 24.6 20.0 21.3 24.6 20.0

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: January 22, 2020