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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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 April 2021
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

31,518 8,122 23,396 31,039 8,019 23,021

Economic reasons

5,031 1,472 3,560 4,968 1,448 3,520

Slack work or business conditions

3,866 1,340 2,527 3,812 1,320 2,492

Could only find part-time work

984 - 984 979 - 979

Seasonal work

102 53 49 97 49 48

Job started or ended during week

79 79 - 79 79 -

Noneconomic reasons

26,487 6,651 19,836 26,071 6,571 19,501

Child-care problems

994 64 930 992 64 928

Other family or personal obligations

4,305 532 3,773 4,234 525 3,709

Health or medical limitations

942 - 942 932 - 932

In school or training

6,022 49 5,973 5,979 49 5,930

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,318 - 2,318 2,191 - 2,191

Vacation or personal day

3,115 3,115 - 3,094 3,094 -

Holiday, legal or religious

57 57 - 57 57 -

Weather-related curtailment

222 222 - 218 218 -

All other reasons

8,512 2,612 5,900 8,374 2,564 5,810

Average hours, economic reasons

22.6 23.3 22.3 22.6 23.3 22.3

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.0 24.3 19.9 21.1 24.4 19.9

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: May 07, 2021