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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
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2022
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2022
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2022

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

100,045 99,782 40,994 41,212 59,052 58,570

Persons who currently want a job

5,567 5,341 2,478 2,618 3,089 2,723

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,638 1,469 842 786 796 683

Discouraged workers(2)

460 373 315 261 145 112

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,178 1,096 527 525 651 571

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,166 7,676 3,467 3,846 3,699 3,830

Percent of total employed

4.6 4.8 4.2 4.5 5.1 5.2

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

4,193 4,449 2,194 2,449 1,999 1,999

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,598 1,733 540 612 1,059 1,122

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

361 347 215 194 146 154

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

953 1,095 499 565 454 530

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: November 04, 2022