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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-5. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2018 2019 2020 2021
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,400 2,348 2,475 2,474 2,450 2,363 2,439 2,446 2,404 2,313 2,208 2,469 2,334

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,571 1,564 1,686 1,704 1,672 1,620 1,652 1,693 1,715 1,572 1,471 1,564 1,530

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

804 750 773 734 752 718 778 713 653 722 745 847 724

Nonagricultural industries

152,490 153,239 153,490 154,106 154,259 154,540 155,522 156,113 155,183 135,242 144,041 147,307 148,009

Wage and salary workers(1)

143,522 144,169 144,428 145,185 145,522 145,763 146,430 147,326 146,400 127,173 135,141 138,800 139,189

Private industries

122,441 123,147 123,707 124,251 124,781 124,891 125,550 125,923 125,068 107,242 114,620 118,196 118,289

Industries except private households

121,657 122,408 122,917 123,450 123,939 124,097 124,708 125,114 124,265 106,755 113,927 117,560 117,626

Government

20,992 21,019 20,821 20,931 20,642 20,865 20,995 21,399 21,220 19,927 20,644 20,602 20,720

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,021 8,918 8,844 8,980 8,795 8,658 8,862 8,877 8,846 7,922 8,641 8,633 8,916

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,055 4,887 4,529 4,645 4,695 4,463 4,202 4,270 4,818 10,190 7,406 6,493 5,956

Slack work or business conditions

3,088 3,042 2,758 2,849 3,061 2,772 2,538 2,668 3,196 9,158 6,097 5,137 4,703

Could only find part-time work

1,629 1,491 1,410 1,512 1,362 1,364 1,337 1,272 1,329 826 1,085 1,116 1,045

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

21,177 21,256 21,480 21,277 21,095 21,420 21,583 21,620 21,540 14,629 18,464 18,761 18,663

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

4,967 4,806 4,453 4,571 4,619 4,387 4,113 4,204 4,721 10,055 7,324 6,405 5,871

Slack work or business conditions

3,041 2,989 2,721 2,791 3,017 2,722 2,479 2,616 3,125 9,037 6,037 5,074 4,648

Could only find part-time work

1,621 1,476 1,399 1,505 1,354 1,354 1,323 1,268 1,321 822 1,077 1,104 1,041

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,761 20,886 21,109 20,908 20,732 21,074 21,189 21,235 21,153 14,259 18,076 18,352 18,279

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: April 02, 2021