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 2017
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

35,080 10,295 24,785 34,539 10,140 24,398

Economic reasons

5,250 1,371 3,879 5,184 1,337 3,847

Slack work or business conditions

3,219 1,142 2,076 3,180 1,119 2,061

Could only find part-time work

1,726 - 1,726 1,716 - 1,716

Seasonal work

207 131 76 191 120 70

Job started or ended during week

98 98 - 97 97 -

Noneconomic reasons

29,829 8,923 20,906 29,355 8,803 20,552

Child-care problems

995 70 925 987 69 918

Other family or personal obligations

4,913 627 4,286 4,834 618 4,217

Health or medical limitations

999 - 999 978 - 978

In school or training

6,231 91 6,140 6,178 90 6,088

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,713 - 2,713 2,593 - 2,593

Vacation or personal day

3,816 3,816 - 3,778 3,778 -

Holiday, legal or religious

1,149 1,149 - 1,140 1,140 -

Weather-related curtailment

893 893 - 864 864 -

All other reasons

8,120 2,276 5,844 8,003 2,244 5,759

Average hours, economic reasons

23.1 23.8 22.8 23.1 23.8 22.8

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.5 25.1 20.0 21.6 25.2 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 19, 2018