HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-5. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2014 2015 2016 2017
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,282 2,405 2,457 2,441 2,361 2,435 2,487 2,549 2,437 2,368 2,458 2,537 2,321

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,516 1,578 1,586 1,551 1,481 1,583 1,594 1,663 1,570 1,507 1,628 1,662 1,571

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

742 796 853 841 855 823 883 854 843 836 830 843 725

Nonagricultural industries

144,287 145,095 145,608 146,264 146,587 147,207 148,395 148,519 149,278 149,722 150,012 150,582 151,481

Wage and salary workers(1)

135,634 136,231 136,935 137,378 137,877 138,530 139,556 139,685 140,552 140,849 141,239 141,923 142,762

Private industries

115,542 116,260 116,605 116,693 117,294 117,728 118,975 119,269 119,873 120,002 120,450 121,143 121,727

Industries except private households

114,739 115,470 115,740 115,908 116,514 116,963 118,287 118,532 119,132 119,273 119,717 120,497 121,082

Government

20,098 19,951 20,358 20,671 20,595 20,785 20,618 20,389 20,673 20,834 20,833 20,774 21,026

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,575 8,830 8,582 8,836 8,628 8,619 8,762 8,807 8,629 8,813 8,695 8,597 8,645

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

7,242 6,907 6,715 6,523 6,254 5,968 6,058 6,067 5,945 5,702 5,699 5,272 5,219

Slack work or business conditions

4,317 4,129 3,995 3,849 3,712 3,483 3,615 3,674 3,651 3,456 3,520 3,181 3,183

Could only find part-time work

2,564 2,444 2,373 2,293 2,206 2,201 2,118 2,029 1,953 1,956 1,887 1,773 1,711

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,714 19,831 19,759 20,176 19,926 20,190 20,442 20,542 20,682 21,025 20,661 20,837 21,239

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

7,143 6,802 6,619 6,418 6,152 5,874 5,951 5,984 5,838 5,591 5,636 5,211 5,147

Slack work or business conditions

4,246 4,069 3,942 3,784 3,638 3,431 3,559 3,618 3,557 3,383 3,487 3,142 3,142

Could only find part-time work

2,556 2,411 2,364 2,283 2,189 2,181 2,110 2,026 1,940 1,938 1,881 1,759 1,695

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,351 19,488 19,390 19,770 19,599 19,838 20,085 20,151 20,342 20,656 20,326 20,490 20,895

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 06, 2017