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 2018
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

34,025 9,357 24,668 33,436 9,187 24,249

Economic reasons

4,778 1,407 3,371 4,698 1,366 3,333

Slack work or business conditions

2,933 1,152 1,782 2,885 1,124 1,761

Could only find part-time work

1,510 - 1,510 1,500 - 1,500

Seasonal work

221 142 79 201 129 72

Job started or ended during week

113 113 - 113 113 -

Noneconomic reasons

29,247 7,950 21,297 28,737 7,822 20,916

Child-care problems

1,106 75 1,031 1,098 74 1,024

Other family or personal obligations

5,029 651 4,379 4,947 637 4,310

Health or medical limitations

1,072 - 1,072 1,044 - 1,044

In school or training

6,186 91 6,095 6,123 90 6,033

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,741 - 2,741 2,617 - 2,617

Vacation or personal day

3,595 3,595 - 3,559 3,559 -

Holiday, legal or religious

507 507 - 503 503 -

Weather-related curtailment

647 647 - 618 618 -

All other reasons

8,364 2,383 5,981 8,228 2,340 5,888

Average hours, economic reasons

23.2 23.8 22.9 23.2 23.8 23.0

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.3 24.7 20.1 21.4 24.8 20.1

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 18, 2019