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
May
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,788 95,689 38,113 38,201 56,675 57,488

Persons who currently want a job

5,976 5,696 2,801 2,646 3,175 3,050

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,475 1,455 761 776 714 679

Discouraged workers(2)

355 378 191 257 163 120

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,121 1,077 570 519 551 559

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,584 7,411 3,831 3,687 3,752 3,724

Percent of total employed

4.9 4.8 4.7 4.4 5.2 5.1

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,136 4,062 2,295 2,252 1,840 1,811

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,067 1,951 715 673 1,352 1,279

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

301 294 217 178 84 116

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,029 1,073 580 569 449 504

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: June 01, 2018