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Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status
[In thousands]
Category Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Apr.
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,303 2,109 2,196 2,379 2,461 2,466 2,308 2,228 2,292

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,585 1,429 1,466 1,644 1,569 1,552 1,519 1,518 1,527

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

693 623 674 698 823 827 712 635 688

Unpaid family workers

25 57 56 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

131,023 148,384 148,964 130,982 147,351 147,535 147,895 148,598 148,942

Wage and salary workers(1)

123,485 139,161 139,929 123,374 138,971 138,941 139,243 139,382 139,825

Government

19,543 20,958 20,640 19,268 20,709 20,689 20,829 20,644 20,410

Private industries

103,942 118,203 119,289 104,081 118,123 118,102 118,151 118,616 119,548

Private households

492 650 602 - - - - - -

Other industries

103,450 117,553 118,686 103,600 117,472 117,532 117,451 117,896 118,995

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

7,514 9,143 8,960 7,523 8,638 8,721 8,787 9,241 8,962

Unpaid family workers

23 80 75 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

10,684 5,913 5,031 10,899 6,170 5,954 6,088 5,826 5,243

Slack work or business conditions

9,843 4,660 3,866 9,980 4,891 4,756 4,723 4,629 3,997

Could only find part-time work

728 1,061 984 708 1,045 986 1,166 984 974

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

13,149 19,523 19,836 12,365 18,237 18,519 18,369 19,102 19,057

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

10,524 5,859 4,968 10,739 6,082 5,824 5,986 5,804 5,178

Slack work or business conditions

9,694 4,622 3,812 9,836 4,819 4,691 4,661 4,592 3,949

Could only find part-time work

723 1,060 979 705 1,037 986 1,154 982 970

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

12,779 19,151 19,501 11,986 17,846 18,112 17,998 18,726 18,713

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week and excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs for the entire week.
(3) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for an economic reason such as slack work or unfavorable business conditions, inability to find full-time work, or seasonal declines in demand.
(4) Refers to persons who usually work part time for noneconomic reasons such as childcare problems, family or personal obligations, school or training, retirement or Social Security limits on earnings, and other reasons. This excludes persons who usually work full time but worked only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as vacations, holidays, illness, and bad weather.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021