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
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

94,298 94,764 37,965 38,273 56,333 56,491

Persons who currently want a job

5,949 5,641 2,759 2,575 3,189 3,066

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

1,803 1,723 943 972 860 751

Discouraged workers(2)

599 522 363 376 236 146

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,204 1,201 580 596 624 605

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,454 7,980 3,592 3,985 3,862 3,996

Percent of total employed

5.0 5.3 4.5 5.0 5.5 5.6

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,891 4,415 2,092 2,444 1,799 1,970

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,146 2,180 734 773 1,412 1,406

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

255 251 164 150 91 101

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,107 1,101 570 606 537 495

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: March 10, 2017