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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
Mar.
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,243 2,332 2,263 2,336 2,356 2,533 2,412 2,466 2,399

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,558 1,704 1,580 1,671 1,661 1,849 1,750 1,829 1,715

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

667 612 661 647 692 684 647 645 660

Unpaid family workers

18 16 22 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

154,197 155,686 152,904 154,346 156,167 156,241 156,337 156,283 153,359

Wage and salary workers(1)

145,493 146,861 144,149 145,578 147,275 147,431 147,467 147,347 144,494

Government

21,077 21,330 21,414 20,706 21,342 21,323 21,390 20,943 21,081

Private industries

124,417 125,531 122,735 124,860 125,996 126,069 126,042 126,282 123,412

Private households

808 781 712 - - - - - -

Other industries

123,609 124,750 122,023 124,057 125,157 125,250 125,234 125,487 122,693

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,659 8,780 8,717 8,733 8,856 8,821 8,808 8,897 8,818

Unpaid family workers

45 45 37 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,621 4,600 5,879 4,517 4,288 4,148 4,182 4,318 5,765

Slack work or business conditions

2,949 3,037 4,159 2,887 2,634 2,657 2,655 2,776 4,043

Could only find part-time work

1,413 1,288 1,404 1,347 1,259 1,215 1,294 1,317 1,321

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,738 22,902 20,764 21,332 21,532 21,586 22,154 22,175 20,601

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,548 4,501 5,788 4,446 4,221 4,111 4,091 4,225 5,681

Slack work or business conditions

2,895 2,966 4,090 2,834 2,599 2,613 2,580 2,719 3,965

Could only find part-time work

1,410 1,282 1,392 1,343 1,254 1,209 1,308 1,313 1,312

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,434 22,473 20,392 21,025 21,163 21,180 21,784 21,770 20,236

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: April 03, 2020