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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
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,501 2,271 2,259 2,414 2,424 2,341 2,298 2,129 2,159

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,665 1,518 1,457 1,579 1,695 1,568 1,530 1,448 1,422

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

817 714 788 785 701 738 716 677 736

Unpaid family workers

19 39 14 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

155,315 142,221 144,965 155,546 131,052 134,965 139,943 141,486 145,156

Wage and salary workers(1)

146,376 133,580 136,073 146,586 123,401 126,942 131,444 132,893 136,258

Government

20,362 19,619 20,445 20,968 19,156 19,692 20,889 20,594 21,132

Private industries

126,014 113,961 115,628 125,582 104,200 107,228 110,579 112,358 115,172

Private households

869 708 715 - - - - - -

Other industries

125,145 113,253 114,913 124,731 103,713 106,723 110,039 111,662 114,478

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,863 8,558 8,815 8,895 7,544 7,945 8,376 8,557 8,808

Unpaid family workers

76 82 77 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,316 8,572 7,488 4,381 10,887 10,633 9,062 8,443 7,572

Slack work or business conditions

2,623 7,280 6,106 2,683 9,939 9,543 7,939 7,281 6,214

Could only find part-time work

1,252 1,034 1,039 1,338 697 843 942 1,048 1,139

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,138 16,384 17,110 21,673 12,355 14,394 17,137 17,792 18,630

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,237 8,521 7,387 4,303 10,730 10,485 8,961 8,382 7,468

Slack work or business conditions

2,560 7,239 6,033 2,626 9,780 9,408 7,860 7,234 6,148

Could only find part-time work

1,242 1,026 1,027 1,325 695 836 941 1,047 1,124

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,727 15,998 16,744 21,284 11,971 14,009 16,793 17,404 18,264

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: September 04, 2020