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
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,513 96,332 37,999 39,113 56,514 57,220

Persons who currently want a job

5,415 5,070 2,494 2,381 2,922 2,689

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,569 1,577 798 832 772 745

Discouraged workers(2)

421 383 275 223 146 160

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,148 1,194 522 608 625 585

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,359 7,670 3,699 3,736 3,660 3,934

Percent of total employed

4.8 4.9 4.5 4.5 5.1 5.4

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,053 4,200 2,236 2,253 1,816 1,946

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,040 2,050 753 736 1,287 1,315

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

305 331 190 201 115 130

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

923 1,044 502 519 421 525

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: October 05, 2018