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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 2021 2022
Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,275 2,291 2,309 2,289 2,307 2,247 2,296 2,212 2,308 2,326 2,383 2,378 2,349

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,529 1,527 1,597 1,560 1,575 1,508 1,501 1,434 1,477 1,501 1,525 1,571 1,505

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

680 732 689 708 712 733 769 744 785 771 801 758 800

Nonagricultural industries

148,978 149,381 149,564 150,498 151,146 151,686 152,070 152,933 153,409 154,598 155,094 155,871 155,729

Wage and salary workers(1)

139,915 139,967 140,111 140,699 141,225 141,756 142,194 143,816 144,474 145,993 146,263 146,955 146,638

Private industries

119,287 119,334 119,474 119,966 120,347 121,909 122,175 123,416 123,172 124,240 124,886 125,204 125,371

Industries except private households

118,623 118,732 118,905 119,326 119,652 121,226 121,460 122,796 122,484 123,512 124,144 124,505 124,658

Government

20,424 20,475 20,552 20,760 20,762 20,514 20,511 20,750 21,097 21,274 20,971 21,296 20,948

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,992 9,265 9,162 9,555 9,496 9,424 9,465 9,256 9,282 9,089 9,175 9,260 9,086


PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,245 5,267 4,616 4,450 4,481 4,450 4,398 4,266 3,929 3,717 4,135 4,170 4,033

Slack work or business conditions

4,011 4,016 3,416 2,972 3,187 3,142 3,108 2,903 2,594 2,430 2,707 2,880 2,647

Could only find part-time work

990 998 1,029 1,099 1,017 988 961 1,059 1,082 969 1,060 1,055 1,071

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,220 19,362 20,122 20,051 20,330 20,335 20,539 20,440 20,315 20,198 20,667 20,870 20,826

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

5,190 5,227 4,547 4,356 4,395 4,360 4,273 4,244 3,898 3,620 4,105 4,149 3,996

Slack work or business conditions

3,956 3,983 3,371 2,919 3,131 3,094 3,032 2,869 2,578 2,400 2,672 2,842 2,617

Could only find part-time work

986 995 1,019 1,084 1,006 976 962 1,056 1,079 960 1,053 1,049 1,064

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,877 18,991 19,754 19,691 19,986 19,952 20,200 20,075 19,951 19,839 20,275 20,498 20,435

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 06, 2022