Table 6. Distribution of employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by selected characteristics, May 2017

Table 6. Distribution of employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by selected characteristics, May 2017
(Percent distribution)
Characteristic Workers with alternative arrangements Workers with
traditional
arrangements
Independent
contractors
On-call workers Temporary help
agency workers
Workers
provided by
contract firms

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

16 to 19 years

0.4 4.2 1.9 1.5 3.4

20 to 24 years

3.1 10.2 14.4 5.6 9.7

25 to 34 years

15.0 20.0 22.3 23.9 22.7

35 to 44 years

20.4 21.9 20.9 22.2 20.9

45 to 54 years

24.1 17.3 20.3 22.1 21.2

55 to 64 years

22.9 15.5 12.5 13.3 16.8

65 years and over

14.1 11.0 7.7 11.3 5.3

Men, 16 years and over

64.3 52.5 52.3 67.0 52.3

16 to 19 years

0.4 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.6

20 to 24 years

1.8 6.5 7.4 3.0 5.0

25 to 34 years

9.6 10.5 12.5 16.8 12.0

35 to 44 years

13.5 12.7 9.0 15.4 11.3

45 to 54 years

15.2 8.1 12.2 15.7 10.9

55 to 64 years

14.6 8.1 6.0 8.6 8.6

65 years and over

9.3 4.5 3.7 6.5 2.8

Women, 16 years and over

35.7 47.5 47.7 33.0 47.7

16 to 19 years

0.0 2.1 0.4 0.5 1.7

20 to 24 years

1.3 3.7 7.0 2.6 4.7

25 to 34 years

5.4 9.5 9.8 7.1 10.7

35 to 44 years

6.9 9.2 11.8 6.8 9.6

45 to 54 years

9.0 9.2 8.1 6.4 10.4

55 to 64 years

8.3 7.4 6.5 4.7 8.1

65 years and over

4.8 6.4 4.1 4.9 2.5

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White

84.6 78.3 58.8 65.8 78.5

Black or African American

8.3 12.5 25.9 14.1 12.3

Asian

4.3 5.0 7.7 12.3 6.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

14.8 17.4 25.4 17.4 16.7

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS

Full-time workers

70.5 55.4 76.9 84.1 83.1

Part-time workers

29.5 44.6 23.1 15.9 16.9

NOTE: Workers with traditional arrangements are those who do not fall into any of the "alternative arrangements" categories. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Detail for other characteristics may not sum to totals due to rounding.

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Last Modified Date: June 07, 2018