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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
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,309 2,385 2,272 2,270 2,293 2,318 2,305 2,329 2,249

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,480 1,606 1,504 1,482 1,534 1,604 1,584 1,606 1,519

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

816 744 743 799 737 692 708 712 724

Unpaid family workers

12 34 26 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

145,487 150,847 151,754 145,454 149,397 149,329 150,481 151,115 151,693

Wage and salary workers(1)

136,709 141,181 142,210 136,493 139,799 139,873 140,487 141,168 141,768

Government

20,361 20,277 20,343 20,466 20,454 20,578 20,761 20,793 20,487

Private industries

116,348 120,904 121,866 116,299 119,449 119,460 119,955 120,345 121,741

Private households

683 733 768 - - - - - -

Other industries

115,665 120,171 121,099 115,601 118,901 118,948 119,334 119,608 120,981

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,723 9,607 9,491 8,675 9,265 9,146 9,571 9,541 9,418

Unpaid family workers

54 60 53 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,955 4,385 4,130 6,283 5,271 4,627 4,483 4,469 4,468

Slack work or business conditions

4,669 3,087 2,960 4,881 4,069 3,430 2,965 3,183 3,180

Could only find part-time work

1,124 958 982 1,120 966 1,007 1,116 1,032 975

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,012 18,871 20,432 18,990 19,160 20,337 20,087 20,359 20,389

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,901 4,309 4,077 6,197 5,231 4,544 4,351 4,414 4,406

Slack work or business conditions

4,623 3,029 2,924 4,823 4,039 3,381 2,908 3,126 3,130

Could only find part-time work

1,120 943 967 1,112 963 996 1,099 1,019 960

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,612 18,557 20,037 18,589 18,774 19,982 19,736 20,027 20,003

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: October 08, 2021