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Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Total Men Women
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

97,221 100,606 39,725 41,538 57,496 59,067

Persons who currently want a job

5,215 6,576 2,559 3,169 2,656 3,407

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,380 1,783 744 914 636 869

Discouraged workers(2)

514 488 302 282 212 207

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

866 1,295 442 633 424 662

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,358 7,004 3,566 3,405 3,792 3,599

Percent of total employed

4.7 4.7 4.4 4.3 5.2 5.0

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,227 4,030 2,225 2,128 2,002 1,902

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,904 1,627 640 492 1,264 1,135

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

237 357 129 193 109 164

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

932 950 550 572 382 378

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to persons who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the past 4 weeks.
(2) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for reasons such as thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
(3) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and transportation problems, as well as a number for whom reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
(4) Includes a small number of persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 02, 2021