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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
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,393 2,363 2,449 2,491 2,414 2,416 2,473 2,356 2,533

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,659 1,676 1,795 1,718 1,579 1,634 1,651 1,661 1,849

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

708 663 637 759 785 765 793 692 684

Unpaid family workers

26 24 17 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

154,088 156,581 156,055 154,266 155,546 155,816 155,970 156,167 156,241

Wage and salary workers(1)

145,063 147,544 147,176 145,366 146,586 146,852 147,118 147,275 147,431

Government

20,709 21,619 21,367 20,654 20,968 21,144 21,513 21,342 21,323

Private industries

124,354 125,925 125,808 124,657 125,582 125,734 125,812 125,996 126,069

Private households

879 824 841 - - - - - -

Other industries

123,474 125,101 124,968 123,795 124,731 124,864 124,979 125,157 125,250

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,973 8,954 8,809 9,012 8,895 8,850 8,811 8,856 8,821

Unpaid family workers

52 83 70 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,740 4,110 4,247 4,655 4,381 4,336 4,397 4,288 4,148

Slack work or business conditions

2,984 2,512 2,742 2,895 2,683 2,600 2,747 2,634 2,657

Could only find part-time work

1,456 1,249 1,190 1,487 1,338 1,310 1,278 1,259 1,215

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,726 22,482 22,086 21,230 21,673 21,559 21,544 21,532 21,586

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,621 4,053 4,170 4,570 4,303 4,257 4,306 4,221 4,111

Slack work or business conditions

2,909 2,476 2,685 2,832 2,626 2,554 2,684 2,599 2,613

Could only find part-time work

1,435 1,246 1,186 1,464 1,325 1,300 1,267 1,254 1,209

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,349 22,109 21,685 20,830 21,284 21,178 21,137 21,163 21,180

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: January 10, 2020