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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
Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,379 2,303 2,257 2,158 2,194 2,270 2,515 2,432 2,461 2,466 2,308 2,228 2,292

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,644 1,551 1,523 1,470 1,461 1,482 1,570 1,553 1,569 1,552 1,519 1,518 1,527

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

698 745 723 682 754 799 881 837 823 827 712 635 688

Nonagricultural industries

130,982 134,904 139,840 141,455 145,216 145,454 147,255 147,314 147,351 147,535 147,895 148,598 148,942

Wage and salary workers(1)

123,374 126,840 131,306 132,763 136,168 136,493 138,539 138,891 138,971 138,941 139,243 139,382 139,825

Private industries

104,081 107,048 110,597 112,420 115,141 116,299 117,939 118,525 118,123 118,102 118,151 118,616 119,548

Industries except private households

103,600 106,551 110,114 111,741 114,440 115,601 117,304 117,902 117,472 117,532 117,451 117,896 118,995

Government

19,268 19,749 20,765 20,479 20,988 20,466 20,678 20,418 20,709 20,689 20,829 20,644 20,410

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

7,523 7,928 8,316 8,462 8,788 8,675 8,690 8,570 8,638 8,721 8,787 9,241 8,962


PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

10,899 10,633 9,038 8,400 7,533 6,283 6,668 6,641 6,170 5,954 6,088 5,826 5,243

Slack work or business conditions

9,980 9,570 7,924 7,228 6,181 4,881 5,298 5,223 4,891 4,756 4,723 4,629 3,997

Could only find part-time work

708 833 938 1,016 1,120 1,120 1,135 1,167 1,045 986 1,166 984 974

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

12,365 14,455 17,067 17,773 18,630 18,990 19,465 18,580 18,237 18,519 18,369 19,102 19,057

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

10,739 10,486 8,939 8,336 7,439 6,197 6,552 6,582 6,082 5,824 5,986 5,804 5,178

Slack work or business conditions

9,836 9,433 7,843 7,177 6,110 4,823 5,227 5,176 4,819 4,691 4,661 4,592 3,949

Could only find part-time work

705 826 935 1,013 1,107 1,112 1,113 1,163 1,037 986 1,154 982 970

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

11,986 14,073 16,718 17,383 18,257 18,589 19,029 18,182 17,846 18,112 17,998 18,726 18,713

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: May 07, 2021