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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
Oct.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,553 2,309 2,620 2,473 2,297 2,128 2,159 2,257 2,529

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,738 1,480 1,670 1,651 1,530 1,446 1,422 1,454 1,579

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

786 816 892 793 716 677 736 792 881

Unpaid family workers

30 12 58 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

156,513 145,487 147,813 155,970 139,944 141,487 145,156 145,235 147,222

Wage and salary workers(1)

147,522 136,709 138,954 147,118 131,444 132,888 136,258 136,509 138,501

Government

21,598 20,361 20,799 21,513 20,895 20,597 21,132 20,483 20,605

Private industries

125,924 116,348 118,155 125,812 110,584 112,361 115,172 116,088 117,993

Private households

784 683 636 - - - - - -

Other industries

125,140 115,665 117,520 124,979 110,045 111,663 114,478 115,385 117,320

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,926 8,723 8,789 8,811 8,376 8,559 8,808 8,680 8,677

Unpaid family workers

66 54 70 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,046 5,955 6,338 4,397 9,062 8,443 7,572 6,300 6,683

Slack work or business conditions

2,533 4,669 5,065 2,747 7,939 7,281 6,214 4,936 5,312

Could only find part-time work

1,268 1,124 1,115 1,278 942 1,048 1,139 1,122 1,133

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

22,088 19,012 19,921 21,544 17,137 17,792 18,630 18,918 19,421

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

3,961 5,901 6,237 4,306 8,961 8,382 7,468 6,224 6,565

Slack work or business conditions

2,469 4,623 5,002 2,684 7,860 7,234 6,148 4,881 5,241

Could only find part-time work

1,258 1,120 1,092 1,267 941 1,047 1,124 1,116 1,113

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,679 18,612 19,465 21,137 16,793 17,404 18,264 18,519 18,978

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: November 06, 2020