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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-7. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2020 2021
Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,270 2,515 2,432 2,461 2,466 2,308 2,228 2,292 2,293 2,318 2,305 2,329 2,249

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,482 1,570 1,553 1,569 1,552 1,519 1,518 1,527 1,534 1,604 1,584 1,606 1,519

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

799 881 837 823 827 712 635 688 737 692 708 712 724

Nonagricultural industries

145,454 147,255 147,314 147,351 147,535 147,895 148,598 148,942 149,397 149,329 150,481 151,115 151,693

Wage and salary workers(1)

136,493 138,539 138,891 138,971 138,941 139,243 139,382 139,825 139,799 139,873 140,487 141,168 141,768

Private industries

116,299 117,939 118,525 118,123 118,102 118,151 118,616 119,548 119,449 119,460 119,955 120,345 121,741

Industries except private households

115,601 117,304 117,902 117,472 117,532 117,451 117,896 118,995 118,901 118,948 119,334 119,608 120,981

Government

20,466 20,678 20,418 20,709 20,689 20,829 20,644 20,410 20,454 20,578 20,761 20,793 20,487

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,675 8,690 8,570 8,638 8,721 8,787 9,241 8,962 9,265 9,146 9,571 9,541 9,418


PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,283 6,668 6,641 6,170 5,954 6,088 5,826 5,243 5,271 4,627 4,483 4,469 4,468

Slack work or business conditions

4,881 5,298 5,223 4,891 4,756 4,723 4,629 3,997 4,069 3,430 2,965 3,183 3,180

Could only find part-time work

1,120 1,135 1,167 1,045 986 1,166 984 974 966 1,007 1,116 1,032 975

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,990 19,465 18,580 18,237 18,519 18,369 19,102 19,057 19,160 20,337 20,087 20,359 20,389

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

6,197 6,552 6,582 6,082 5,824 5,986 5,804 5,178 5,231 4,544 4,351 4,414 4,406

Slack work or business conditions

4,823 5,227 5,176 4,819 4,691 4,661 4,592 3,949 4,039 3,381 2,908 3,126 3,130

Could only find part-time work

1,112 1,113 1,163 1,037 986 1,154 982 970 963 996 1,099 1,019 960

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,589 19,029 18,182 17,846 18,112 17,998 18,726 18,713 18,774 19,982 19,736 20,027 20,003

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 08, 2021