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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
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2021

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

100,617 99,930 41,363 40,986 59,254 58,944

Persons who currently want a job

6,791 5,491 3,396 2,523 3,395 2,968

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,068 1,594 1,094 780 974 814

Discouraged workers(2)

674 471 419 288 256 183

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,394 1,123 676 492 718 631

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,690 7,180 3,195 3,535 3,496 3,645

Percent of total employed

4.5 4.6 4.0 4.3 4.9 5.0

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,776 3,946 1,969 2,130 1,807 1,816

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,675 1,750 548 556 1,127 1,194

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

279 333 176 185 103 148

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

899 1,107 474 630 425 477

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.

Last Modified Date: December 06, 2021