HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-5. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2015 2016 2017 2018
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,392 2,434 2,468 2,525 2,481 2,365 2,452 2,517 2,348 2,511 2,434 2,330 2,439

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,497 1,580 1,581 1,654 1,594 1,504 1,621 1,659 1,582 1,707 1,629 1,552 1,609

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

866 828 873 843 858 841 818 832 731 778 784 741 789

Nonagricultural industries

146,588 147,225 148,351 148,577 149,220 149,733 150,030 150,636 151,412 151,422 152,451 153,136 153,403

Wage and salary workers(1)

137,813 138,601 139,588 139,689 140,411 140,937 141,353 141,957 142,626 142,424 143,391 144,144 144,371

Private industries

117,261 117,801 118,957 119,259 119,797 120,109 120,495 121,142 121,645 121,752 122,492 123,061 123,562

Industries except private households

116,464 117,044 118,275 118,529 119,037 119,384 119,786 120,515 120,981 121,119 121,761 122,311 122,788

Government

20,558 20,793 20,612 20,433 20,618 20,844 20,832 20,808 20,991 20,705 20,919 21,084 20,812

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,642 8,565 8,767 8,847 8,647 8,740 8,687 8,641 8,659 8,950 8,975 8,912 8,900

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,223 5,998 6,027 6,090 5,923 5,742 5,649 5,281 5,198 4,882 5,056 4,892 4,529

Slack work or business conditions

3,688 3,502 3,607 3,689 3,627 3,480 3,509 3,168 3,159 3,017 3,105 3,013 2,737

Could only find part-time work

2,211 2,201 2,104 2,040 1,952 1,965 1,872 1,754 1,696 1,581 1,610 1,504 1,414

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,880 20,172 20,492 20,587 20,611 21,003 20,640 20,746 21,243 21,014 21,109 21,219 21,592

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,120 5,899 5,929 6,005 5,812 5,626 5,604 5,218 5,116 4,805 4,987 4,811 4,447

Slack work or business conditions

3,638 3,449 3,533 3,627 3,562 3,410 3,466 3,126 3,127 2,982 3,054 2,958 2,703

Could only find part-time work

2,192 2,193 2,092 2,029 1,942 1,953 1,863 1,745 1,681 1,572 1,604 1,490 1,404

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,540 19,822 20,145 20,197 20,246 20,658 20,289 20,379 20,927 20,633 20,691 20,866 21,227

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week and excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs for the entire week.
(3) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for an economic reason such as slack work or unfavorable business conditions, inability to find full-time work, or seasonal declines in demand.
(4) Refers to persons who usually work part time for noneconomic reasons such as childcare problems, family or personal obligations, school or training, retirement or Social Security limits on earnings, and other reasons. This excludes persons who usually work full time but worked only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as vacations, holidays, illness, and bad weather.

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: October 05, 2018