Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
CPS CPS Program Links
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 September 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

32,234 8,964 23,270 31,706 8,857 22,849

Economic reasons

4,130 1,292 2,838 4,077 1,265 2,812

Slack work or business conditions

2,960 1,131 1,830 2,924 1,106 1,818

Could only find part-time work

982 - 982 967 - 967

Seasonal work

93 66 27 90 63 27

Job started or ended during week

95 95 - 95 95 -

Noneconomic reasons

28,104 7,672 20,432 27,629 7,592 20,037

Child-care problems

1,010 97 913 1,000 97 903

Other family or personal obligations

4,583 679 3,905 4,518 673 3,845

Health or medical limitations

1,182 - 1,182 1,163 - 1,163

In school or training

5,788 121 5,667 5,732 121 5,612

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,593 - 2,593 2,454 - 2,454

Vacation or personal day

3,579 3,579 - 3,545 3,545 -

Holiday, legal or religious

322 322 - 321 321 -

Weather-related curtailment

406 406 - 404 404 -

All other reasons

8,641 2,468 6,173 8,492 2,431 6,061

Average hours, economic reasons

22.7 23.9 22.2 22.7 23.9 22.2

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.1 23.8 20.1 21.2 23.9 20.2

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: October 08, 2021