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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
Jan.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,273 2,390 2,346 2,405 2,270 2,515 2,432 2,461 2,466

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,656 1,578 1,517 1,699 1,482 1,570 1,553 1,569 1,552

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

592 782 778 649 799 881 837 823 827

Unpaid family workers

25 30 50 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

154,720 147,223 146,037 156,217 145,454 147,255 147,314 147,351 147,535

Wage and salary workers(1)

146,037 138,617 137,451 147,434 136,493 138,539 138,891 138,971 138,941

Government

21,694 20,762 20,914 21,460 20,466 20,678 20,418 20,709 20,689

Private industries

124,343 117,856 116,537 125,886 116,299 117,939 118,525 118,123 118,102

Private households

801 636 622 - - - - - -

Other industries

123,542 117,220 115,915 125,147 115,601 117,304 117,902 117,472 117,532

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,633 8,540 8,515 8,846 8,675 8,690 8,570 8,638 8,721

Unpaid family workers

50 66 71 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,732 6,245 6,404 4,269 6,283 6,668 6,641 6,170 5,954

Slack work or business conditions

3,057 5,003 5,185 2,627 4,881 5,298 5,223 4,891 4,756

Could only find part-time work

1,340 972 981 1,336 1,120 1,135 1,167 1,045 986

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,929 18,678 18,407 22,027 18,990 19,465 18,580 18,237 18,519

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,605 6,133 6,284 4,130 6,197 6,552 6,582 6,082 5,824

Slack work or business conditions

2,962 4,919 5,102 2,549 4,823 5,227 5,176 4,819 4,691

Could only find part-time work

1,337 967 980 1,333 1,112 1,113 1,163 1,037 986

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,564 18,283 17,993 21,669 18,589 19,029 18,182 17,846 18,112

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: February 05, 2021