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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.
2020
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,390 2,194 2,253 2,448 2,307 2,247 2,296 2,212 2,308

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,578 1,429 1,473 1,575 1,575 1,508 1,501 1,434 1,477

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

782 727 746 821 712 733 769 744 785

Unpaid family workers

30 38 33 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

147,223 153,603 153,479 147,199 151,146 151,686 152,070 152,933 153,409

Wage and salary workers(1)

138,617 144,279 144,275 138,856 141,225 141,756 142,194 143,816 144,474

Government

20,762 20,936 21,239 20,636 20,762 20,514 20,511 20,750 21,097

Private industries

117,856 123,343 123,036 118,018 120,347 121,909 122,175 123,416 123,172

Private households

636 654 585 - - - - - -

Other industries

117,220 122,689 122,450 117,327 119,652 121,226 121,460 122,796 122,484

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,540 9,277 9,161 8,651 9,496 9,424 9,465 9,256 9,282

Unpaid family workers

66 47 43 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,245 4,163 4,049 6,126 4,481 4,450 4,398 4,266 3,929

Slack work or business conditions

5,003 2,819 2,679 4,915 3,187 3,142 3,108 2,903 2,594

Could only find part-time work

972 1,085 1,040 1,017 1,017 988 961 1,059 1,082

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,678 21,322 20,694 18,290 20,330 20,335 20,539 20,440 20,315

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,133 4,121 3,994 6,036 4,395 4,360 4,273 4,244 3,898

Slack work or business conditions

4,919 2,789 2,649 4,845 3,131 3,094 3,032 2,869 2,578

Could only find part-time work

967 1,085 1,040 1,010 1,006 976 962 1,056 1,079

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,283 20,948 20,308 17,916 19,986 19,952 20,200 20,075 19,951

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.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022