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Full-time employment up 2.8 million, part-time employment up 991,000, in August 2020

September 10, 2020

The number of people who usually work full time rose by 2.8 million in August, and the number who usually work part time increased by 991,000.

Full- and part-time employment, January 2000–August 2020, seasonally adjusted
Month Workers who usually work full time One-month percent change Workers who usually work part time One-month percent change

Jan 2000

113,189,000 1.2% 23,233,000 1.2%

Feb 2000

113,367,000 0.2 23,179,000 -0.2

Mar 2000

113,490,000 0.1 23,266,000 0.4

Apr 2000

114,390,000 0.8 22,918,000 -1.5

May 2000

113,798,000 -0.5 22,793,000 -0.5

Jun 2000

114,057,000 0.2 22,834,000 0.2

Jul 2000

113,670,000 -0.3 22,641,000 -0.8

Aug 2000

113,812,000 0.1 22,725,000 0.4

Sep 2000

113,986,000 0.2 22,839,000 0.5

Oct 2000

114,124,000 0.1 23,042,000 0.9

Nov 2000

114,076,000 0.0 23,346,000 1.3

Dec 2000

114,289,000 0.2 23,633,000 1.2

Jan 2001

114,262,000 0.0 23,423,000 -0.9

Feb 2001

114,006,000 -0.2 23,542,000 0.5

Mar 2001

114,617,000 0.5 23,273,000 -1.1

Apr 2001

114,214,000 -0.4 23,115,000 -0.7

May 2001

113,950,000 -0.2 23,089,000 -0.1

Jun 2001

113,850,000 -0.1 22,990,000 -0.4

Jul 2001

113,969,000 0.1 22,923,000 -0.3

Aug 2001

113,120,000 -0.7 23,146,000 1.0

Sep 2001

113,165,000 0.0 23,654,000 2.2

Oct 2001

112,766,000 -0.4 23,662,000 0.0

Nov 2001

112,724,000 0.0 23,559,000 -0.4

Dec 2001

112,339,000 -0.3 23,860,000 1.3

Jan 2002

112,447,000 0.1 23,120,000 -3.1

Feb 2002

112,635,000 0.2 23,699,000 2.5

Mar 2002

112,616,000 0.0 23,667,000 -0.1

Apr 2002

112,279,000 -0.3 23,854,000 0.8

May 2002

112,509,000 0.2 23,969,000 0.5

Jun 2002

112,388,000 -0.1 24,053,000 0.4

Jul 2002

112,354,000 0.0 24,052,000 0.0

Aug 2002

112,942,000 0.5 23,856,000 -0.8

Sep 2002

113,433,000 0.4 23,906,000 0.2

Oct 2002

113,425,000 0.0 23,601,000 -1.3

Nov 2002

112,771,000 -0.6 23,755,000 0.7

Dec 2002

112,629,000 -0.1 23,908,000 0.6

Jan 2003

112,746,000 0.1 24,525,000 2.6

Feb 2003

113,285,000 0.5 24,038,000 -2.0

Mar 2003

113,174,000 -0.1 24,263,000 0.9

Apr 2003

113,168,000 0.0 24,431,000 0.7

May 2003

112,991,000 -0.2 24,497,000 0.3

Jun 2003

113,056,000 0.1 24,777,000 1.1

Jul 2003

113,313,000 0.2 24,249,000 -2.1

Aug 2003

113,082,000 -0.2 24,687,000 1.8

Sep 2003

113,208,000 0.1 24,430,000 -1.0

Oct 2003

113,583,000 0.3 24,404,000 -0.1

Nov 2003

113,892,000 0.3 24,551,000 0.6

Dec 2003

114,366,000 0.4 24,083,000 -1.9

Jan 2004

113,905,000 -0.4 24,501,000 1.7

Feb 2004

114,193,000 0.3 24,204,000 -1.2

Mar 2004

114,015,000 -0.2 24,378,000 0.7

Apr 2004

114,087,000 0.1 24,535,000 0.6

May 2004

114,016,000 -0.1 24,778,000 1.0

Jun 2004

114,312,000 0.3 24,919,000 0.6

Jul 2004

114,338,000 0.0 25,382,000 1.9

Aug 2004

114,716,000 0.3 24,966,000 -1.6

Sep 2004

114,854,000 0.1 24,654,000 -1.2

Oct 2004

114,828,000 0.0 24,936,000 1.1

Nov 2004

115,284,000 0.4 24,922,000 -0.1

Dec 2004

115,501,000 0.2 24,681,000 -1.0

Jan 2005

116,007,000 0.4 24,314,000 -1.5

Feb 2005

115,649,000 -0.3 24,621,000 1.3

Mar 2005

115,765,000 0.1 24,784,000 0.7

Apr 2005

116,639,000 0.8 24,549,000 -0.9

May 2005

116,960,000 0.3 24,584,000 0.1

Jun 2005

117,305,000 0.3 24,350,000 -1.0

Jul 2005

117,278,000 0.0 24,767,000 1.7

Aug 2005

117,604,000 0.3 24,851,000 0.3

Sep 2005

117,355,000 -0.2 25,096,000 1.0

Oct 2005

117,552,000 0.2 25,074,000 -0.1

Nov 2005

117,580,000 0.0 24,915,000 -0.6

Dec 2005

118,129,000 0.5 24,674,000 -1.0

Jan 2006

118,337,000 0.2 24,884,000 0.9

Feb 2006

118,667,000 0.3 24,731,000 -0.6

Mar 2006

119,175,000 0.4 24,542,000 -0.8

Apr 2006

119,336,000 0.1 24,325,000 -0.9

May 2006

119,033,000 -0.3 24,989,000 2.7

Jun 2006

119,615,000 0.5 24,774,000 -0.9

Jul 2006

119,680,000 0.1 24,477,000 -1.2

Aug 2006

119,948,000 0.2 24,629,000 0.6

Sep 2006

120,308,000 0.3 24,549,000 -0.3

Oct 2006

120,609,000 0.3 24,784,000 1.0

Nov 2006

120,573,000 0.0 24,958,000 0.7

Dec 2006

120,793,000 0.2 25,226,000 1.1

Jan 2007

121,159,000 0.3 24,986,000 -1.0

Feb 2007

121,020,000 -0.1 25,016,000 0.1

Mar 2007

121,168,000 0.1 25,144,000 0.5

Apr 2007

120,325,000 -0.7 25,143,000 0.0

May 2007

120,902,000 0.5 24,932,000 -0.8

Jun 2007

120,689,000 -0.2 25,435,000 2.0

Jul 2007

120,960,000 0.2 24,897,000 -2.1

Aug 2007

120,824,000 -0.1 24,753,000 -0.6

Sep 2007

121,232,000 0.3 24,996,000 1.0

Oct 2007

121,378,000 0.1 24,680,000 -1.3

Nov 2007

121,875,000 0.4 24,758,000 0.3

Dec 2007

121,609,000 -0.2 24,745,000 -0.1

Jan 2008

121,435,000 -0.1 25,067,000 1.3

Feb 2008

121,474,000 0.0 24,692,000 -1.5

Mar 2008

121,426,000 0.0 24,715,000 0.1

Apr 2008

120,708,000 -0.6 25,352,000 2.6

May 2008

120,766,000 0.0 25,063,000 -1.1

Jun 2008

120,388,000 -0.3 25,416,000 1.4

Jul 2008

120,206,000 -0.2 25,288,000 -0.5

Aug 2008

119,534,000 -0.6 25,595,000 1.2

Sep 2008

119,724,000 0.2 25,327,000 -1.0

Oct 2008

119,349,000 -0.3 25,508,000 0.7

Nov 2008

118,397,000 -0.8 25,666,000 0.6

Dec 2008

117,096,000 -1.1 26,333,000 2.6

Jan 2009

115,818,000 -1.1 26,377,000 0.2

Feb 2009

114,783,000 -0.9 26,722,000 1.3

Mar 2009

113,607,000 -1.0 27,069,000 1.3

Apr 2009

113,298,000 -0.3 27,279,000 0.8

May 2009

112,929,000 -0.3 27,239,000 -0.1

Jun 2009

112,745,000 -0.2 27,459,000 0.8

Jul 2009

112,406,000 -0.3 27,737,000 1.0

Aug 2009

112,106,000 -0.3 27,509,000 -0.8

Sep 2009

111,513,000 -0.5 27,273,000 -0.9

Oct 2009

110,949,000 -0.5 27,462,000 0.7

Nov 2009

111,211,000 0.2 27,327,000 -0.5

Dec 2009

110,559,000 -0.6 27,479,000 0.6

Jan 2010

110,613,000 0.0 27,781,000 1.1

Feb 2010

110,778,000 0.1 27,627,000 -0.6

Mar 2010

111,162,000 0.3 27,558,000 -0.2

Apr 2010

111,854,000 0.6 27,386,000 -0.6

May 2010

112,539,000 0.6 26,692,000 -2.5

Jun 2010

112,608,000 0.1 26,658,000 -0.1

Jul 2010

112,248,000 -0.3 26,991,000 1.2

Aug 2010

111,847,000 -0.4 27,703,000 2.6

Sep 2010

111,926,000 0.1 27,459,000 -0.9

Oct 2010

111,723,000 -0.2 27,353,000 -0.4

Nov 2010

111,343,000 -0.3 27,561,000 0.8

Dec 2010

111,900,000 0.5 27,419,000 -0.5

Jan 2011

112,248,000 0.3 26,987,000 -1.6

Feb 2011

112,352,000 0.1 26,872,000 -0.4

Mar 2011

112,350,000 0.0 27,282,000 1.5

Apr 2011

112,222,000 -0.1 27,333,000 0.2

May 2011

112,263,000 0.0 27,381,000 0.2

Jun 2011

112,001,000 -0.2 27,469,000 0.3

Jul 2011

112,193,000 0.2 27,432,000 -0.1

Aug 2011

112,723,000 0.5 27,296,000 -0.5

Sep 2011

112,544,000 -0.2 27,644,000 1.3

Oct 2011

112,923,000 0.3 27,474,000 -0.6

Nov 2011

113,213,000 0.3 27,434,000 -0.1

Dec 2011

113,774,000 0.5 27,168,000 -1.0

Jan 2012

113,755,000 0.0 27,834,000 2.5

Feb 2012

114,141,000 0.3 27,582,000 -0.9

Mar 2012

115,024,000 0.8 27,023,000 -2.0

Apr 2012

114,371,000 -0.6 27,508,000 1.8

May 2012

114,233,000 -0.1 28,054,000 2.0

Jun 2012

114,749,000 0.5 27,674,000 -1.4

Jul 2012

114,575,000 -0.2 27,746,000 0.3

Aug 2012

114,736,000 0.1 27,600,000 -0.5

Sep 2012

115,252,000 0.4 27,810,000 0.8

Oct 2012

115,570,000 0.3 27,975,000 0.6

Nov 2012

115,655,000 0.1 27,545,000 -1.5

Dec 2012

115,791,000 0.1 27,580,000 0.1

Jan 2013

115,653,000 -0.1 27,546,000 -0.1

Feb 2013

115,695,000 0.0 27,584,000 0.1

Mar 2013

115,808,000 0.1 27,439,000 -0.5

Apr 2013

116,014,000 0.2 27,584,000 0.5

May 2013

116,240,000 0.2 27,715,000 0.5

Jun 2013

116,166,000 -0.1 27,863,000 0.5

Jul 2013

116,201,000 0.0 28,145,000 1.0

Aug 2013

116,417,000 0.2 27,896,000 -0.9

Sep 2013

116,846,000 0.4 27,552,000 -1.2

Oct 2013

116,352,000 -0.4 27,323,000 -0.8

Nov 2013

117,078,000 0.6 27,379,000 0.2

Dec 2013

117,394,000 0.3 27,418,000 0.1

Jan 2014

117,468,000 0.1 27,574,000 0.6

Feb 2014

117,734,000 0.2 27,379,000 -0.7

Mar 2014

117,959,000 0.2 27,620,000 0.9

Apr 2014

118,433,000 0.4 27,170,000 -1.6

May 2014

118,791,000 0.3 27,105,000 -0.2

Jun 2014

118,229,000 -0.5 28,023,000 3.4

Jul 2014

118,426,000 0.2 28,028,000 0.0

Aug 2014

118,715,000 0.2 27,814,000 -0.8

Sep 2014

119,306,000 0.5 27,461,000 -1.3

Oct 2014

119,787,000 0.4 27,772,000 1.1

Nov 2014

119,717,000 -0.1 27,696,000 -0.3

Dec 2014

120,138,000 0.4 27,473,000 -0.8

Jan 2015

120,452,000 0.3 27,559,000 0.3

Feb 2015

120,658,000 0.2 27,389,000 -0.6

Mar 2015

120,981,000 0.3 27,126,000 -1.0

Apr 2015

120,813,000 -0.1 27,645,000 1.9

May 2015

121,514,000 0.6 27,355,000 -1.0

Jun 2015

121,021,000 -0.4 27,778,000 1.5

Jul 2015

121,642,000 0.5 27,211,000 -2.0

Aug 2015

122,067,000 0.3 27,062,000 -0.5

Sep 2015

121,760,000 -0.3 27,035,000 -0.1

Oct 2015

122,094,000 0.3 27,251,000 0.8

Nov 2015

122,182,000 0.1 27,295,000 0.2

Dec 2015

122,757,000 0.5 27,371,000 0.3

Jan 2016

122,971,000 0.2 27,523,000 0.6

Feb 2016

123,058,000 0.1 27,893,000 1.3

Mar 2016

123,560,000 0.4 27,612,000 -1.0

Apr 2016

123,217,000 -0.3 27,766,000 0.6

May 2016

123,231,000 0.0 27,898,000 0.5

Jun 2016

123,636,000 0.3 27,559,000 -1.2

Jul 2016

123,956,000 0.3 27,582,000 0.1

Aug 2016

124,560,000 0.5 27,204,000 -1.4

Sep 2016

124,157,000 -0.3 27,631,000 1.6

Oct 2016

124,198,000 0.0 27,747,000 0.4

Nov 2016

124,248,000 0.0 27,804,000 0.2

Dec 2016

124,320,000 0.1 27,889,000 0.3

Jan 2017

124,563,000 0.2 27,446,000 -1.6

Feb 2017

124,877,000 0.3 27,560,000 0.4

Mar 2017

125,642,000 0.6 27,411,000 -0.5

Apr 2017

126,067,000 0.3 27,166,000 -0.9

May 2017

125,637,000 -0.3 27,342,000 0.6

Jun 2017

126,049,000 0.3 27,243,000 -0.4

Jul 2017

125,938,000 -0.1 27,590,000 1.3

Aug 2017

126,043,000 0.1 27,565,000 -0.1

Sep 2017

126,647,000 0.5 27,625,000 0.2

Oct 2017

126,633,000 0.0 27,134,000 -1.8

Nov 2017

126,730,000 0.1 27,083,000 -0.2

Dec 2017

126,716,000 0.0 27,259,000 0.6

Jan 2018

127,004,000 0.2 27,380,000 0.4

Feb 2018

127,671,000 0.5 27,568,000 0.7

Mar 2018

127,527,000 -0.1 27,762,000 0.7

Apr 2018

127,911,000 0.3 27,442,000 -1.2

May 2018

128,777,000 0.7 26,853,000 -2.1

Jun 2018

128,635,000 -0.1 27,058,000 0.8

Jul 2018

129,013,000 0.3 27,007,000 -0.2

Aug 2018

128,683,000 -0.3 26,887,000 -0.4

Sep 2018

128,872,000 0.1 27,054,000 0.6

Oct 2018

129,173,000 0.2 27,268,000 0.8

Nov 2018

129,685,000 0.4 26,940,000 -1.2

Dec 2018

129,825,000 0.1 26,982,000 0.2

Jan 2019

129,775,000 0.0 26,770,000 -0.8

Feb 2019

130,115,000 0.3 26,917,000 0.5

Mar 2019

129,955,000 -0.1 26,935,000 0.1

Apr 2019

129,816,000 -0.1 26,943,000 0.0

May 2019

129,830,000 0.0 26,974,000 0.1

Jun 2019

130,254,000 0.3 26,834,000 -0.5

Jul 2019

130,494,000 0.2 26,884,000 0.2

Aug 2019

130,877,000 0.3 26,988,000 0.4

Sep 2019

131,123,000 0.2 27,079,000 0.3

Oct 2019

131,518,000 0.3 26,992,000 -0.3

Nov 2019

131,561,000 0.0 26,958,000 -0.1

Dec 2019

131,755,000 0.1 26,992,000 0.1

Jan 2020

131,099,000 -0.5 27,529,000 2.0

Feb 2020

131,109,000 0.0 27,726,000 0.7

Mar 2020

129,298,000 -1.4 26,553,000 -4.2

Apr 2020

114,322,000 -11.6 19,106,000 -28.0

May 2020

116,523,000 1.9 20,741,000 8.6

Jun 2020

118,941,000 2.1 23,179,000 11.8

Jul 2020

119,532,000 0.5 23,982,000 3.5

Aug 2020

122,369,000 2.4 24,973,000 4.1

After large declines in March and April, employment has risen in each month since April, with the number of full-time workers increasing by 8.0 million and the number of part-time workers rising by 5.9 million. The number of people who usually work part time increased by 11.8 percent from May to June; this was the largest over-the-month increase since data were first collected in 1968.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "The Employment Situation — August 2020" and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on August data. Also see more charts on employment and the labor force.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Full-time employment up 2.8 million, part-time employment up 991,000, in August 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/full-time-employment-up-2-point-8-million-part-time-employment-up-991000-in-august-2020.htm (visited September 20, 2020).

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