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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 2020
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

34,585 12,623 21,962 33,997 12,454 21,543

Economic reasons

7,227 3,612 3,614 7,126 3,543 3,584

Slack work or business conditions

5,897 3,429 2,468 5,818 3,371 2,447

Could only find part-time work

1,089 - 1,089 1,081 - 1,081

Seasonal work

153 95 58 141 86 56

Job started or ended during week

88 88 - 86 86 -

Noneconomic reasons

27,358 9,010 18,348 26,871 8,912 17,959

Child-care problems

890 92 798 885 90 794

Other family or personal obligations

3,943 495 3,448 3,866 489 3,376

Health or medical limitations

781 - 781 764 - 764

In school or training

5,076 69 5,007 5,021 68 4,952

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,361 - 2,361 2,226 - 2,226

Vacation or personal day

3,056 3,056 - 3,033 3,033 -

Holiday, legal or religious

2,225 2,225 - 2,211 2,211 -

Weather-related curtailment

301 301 - 287 287 -

All other reasons

8,725 2,772 5,952 8,580 2,733 5,847

Average hours, economic reasons

22.0 22.0 22.1 22.0 22.0 22.1

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.6 25.2 19.9 21.7 25.2 19.9

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, 2021