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
4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,425 2,466 2,547 2,473 2,349 2,450 2,549 2,338 2,487 2,421 2,342 2,439 2,499

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,571 1,576 1,667 1,598 1,489 1,614 1,680 1,587 1,684 1,610 1,562 1,625 1,731

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

827 870 851 853 840 815 843 725 776 782 744 789 747

Nonagricultural industries

147,264 148,326 148,520 149,269 149,798 149,969 150,548 151,509 151,514 152,463 153,085 153,478 154,317

Wage and salary workers(1)

138,653 139,527 139,671 140,439 141,010 141,278 141,901 142,689 142,516 143,459 144,129 144,424 145,287

Private industries

117,833 118,930 119,224 119,826 120,165 120,437 121,087 121,705 121,829 122,482 123,040 123,618 124,405

Industries except private households

117,070 118,253 118,493 119,072 119,427 119,736 120,458 121,049 121,180 121,754 122,292 122,832 123,552

Government

20,815 20,601 20,400 20,639 20,876 20,822 20,758 21,019 20,744 20,951 21,033 20,805 20,972

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,577 8,740 8,845 8,665 8,753 8,653 8,641 8,683 8,960 8,984 8,914 8,909 8,956

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,023 5,995 6,074 5,946 5,777 5,603 5,260 5,232 4,921 5,022 4,870 4,537 4,689

Slack work or business conditions

3,510 3,591 3,676 3,653 3,490 3,488 3,153 3,191 3,025 3,096 3,000 2,753 2,870

Could only find part-time work

2,198 2,089 2,043 1,969 1,962 1,853 1,758 1,717 1,578 1,602 1,498 1,431 1,506

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,171 20,536 20,620 20,513 21,010 20,699 20,782 21,113 21,030 21,179 21,255 21,577 21,197

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,937 5,885 5,986 5,838 5,676 5,542 5,194 5,155 4,861 4,938 4,779 4,465 4,618

Slack work or business conditions

3,455 3,527 3,622 3,570 3,417 3,455 3,119 3,143 2,986 3,050 2,947 2,714 2,812

Could only find part-time work

2,192 2,076 2,034 1,957 1,953 1,842 1,751 1,700 1,570 1,594 1,484 1,419 1,499

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,812 20,186 20,239 20,154 20,654 20,346 20,425 20,799 20,637 20,754 20,902 21,219 20,810

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: January 04, 2019