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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-25. Persons at work 1 to 34 hours in all and in nonagricultural industries by reason for working less than 35 hours and usual full- or part-time status
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason for working less than 35 hours January 2024
All industries Nonagricultural industries
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time

Total, at work 1 to 34 hours

37,050 11,677 25,373 36,473 11,498 24,974

Economic reasons

4,874 1,739 3,135 4,803 1,706 3,096

Slack work or business conditions

3,427 1,506 1,921 3,390 1,495 1,895

Could only find part-time work

1,046 - 1,046 1,038 - 1,038

Seasonal work

327 159 168 301 137 163

Job started or ended during week

74 74 - 74 74 -

Noneconomic reasons

32,175 9,937 22,238 31,670 9,792 21,878

Child-care problems

1,378 126 1,252 1,370 126 1,244

Other family or personal obligations

4,624 582 4,042 4,548 576 3,972

Health or medical limitations

1,149 - 1,149 1,138 - 1,138

In school or training

5,825 91 5,734 5,799 91 5,708

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

3,031 - 3,031 2,899 - 2,899

Vacation or personal day

3,171 3,171 - 3,150 3,150 -

Holiday, legal or religious

633 633 - 633 633 -

Weather-related curtailment

1,878 1,878 - 1,794 1,794 -

All other reasons

10,485 3,455 7,030 10,337 3,421 6,916

Average hours, economic reasons

22.8 23.7 22.3 22.8 23.8 22.3

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.2 24.7 19.6 21.2 24.8 19.6

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: February 02, 2024