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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 2021
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

32,673 9,653 23,020 32,147 9,522 22,624

Economic reasons

4,914 1,621 3,292 4,844 1,582 3,262

Slack work or business conditions

3,623 1,417 2,206 3,575 1,389 2,186

Could only find part-time work

1,030 - 1,030 1,023 - 1,023

Seasonal work

169 112 57 156 102 53

Job started or ended during week

92 92 - 91 91 -

Noneconomic reasons

27,760 8,032 19,728 27,303 7,940 19,362

Child-care problems

1,035 82 953 1,026 81 945

Other family or personal obligations

4,342 624 3,718 4,264 616 3,648

Health or medical limitations

922 - 922 906 - 906

In school or training

5,568 77 5,491 5,524 77 5,447

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,433 - 2,433 2,308 - 2,308

Vacation or personal day

3,634 3,634 - 3,603 3,603 -

Holiday, legal or religious

836 836 - 829 829 -

Weather-related curtailment

378 378 - 366 366 -

All other reasons

8,612 2,402 6,210 8,476 2,369 6,107

Average hours, economic reasons

22.4 23.0 22.1 22.4 23.1 22.1

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.4 24.4 20.1 21.4 24.4 20.2

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 20, 2022