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
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,274 2,225 2,262 2,478 2,317 2,431 2,356 2,418 2,458

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,402 1,460 1,424 1,586 1,493 1,559 1,470 1,633 1,603

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

857 747 820 880 817 833 857 795 841

Unpaid family workers

15 18 18 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

147,787 148,302 149,332 148,551 149,604 149,752 149,811 149,582 150,026

Wage and salary workers(1)

139,112 139,942 140,572 139,709 140,806 140,968 140,773 140,952 141,101

Government

21,104 21,083 21,295 20,673 20,698 20,938 20,865 20,796 20,843

Private industries

118,008 118,859 119,277 119,008 120,073 120,016 119,916 120,189 120,258

Private households

685 731 689 - - - - - -

Other industries

117,322 118,128 118,588 118,289 119,325 119,290 119,206 119,467 119,535

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,606 8,313 8,709 8,739 8,731 8,716 8,991 8,552 8,826

Unpaid family workers

69 47 52 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,106 6,226 5,773 6,019 5,850 5,659 5,598 5,840 5,704

Slack work or business conditions

3,726 3,966 3,704 3,614 3,481 3,485 3,401 3,583 3,574

Could only find part-time work

2,062 1,902 1,820 2,104 2,093 1,902 1,873 1,944 1,864

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,347 20,612 21,498 20,595 20,765 21,059 21,251 20,487 20,773

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,005 6,127 5,700 5,927 5,748 5,550 5,476 5,769 5,637

Slack work or business conditions

3,654 3,909 3,659 3,559 3,415 3,424 3,310 3,535 3,540

Could only find part-time work

2,053 1,895 1,811 2,098 2,082 1,870 1,862 1,947 1,853

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,991 20,277 21,184 20,220 20,455 20,696 20,818 20,136 20,445

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: March 10, 2017