Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 28. Percent distribution of employed persons by age, sex, and contingent and noncontingent status, February 2005
Age and sex Total employed (in thousands) Contingent workers (1) Noncontingent workers (1)
Estimate 1 Estimate 2 Estimate 3

Total, 16 years and over

138,952 1.8 2.3 4.1 95.9

16 to 19 years

5,510 5.6 6.1 8.6 91.4

20 to 24 years

13,114 4.6 5.2 8.2 91.8

25 to 34 years

30,103 2.3 2.9 4.8 95.2

35 to 44 years

34,481 1.2 1.7 3.0 97.0

45 to 54 years

32,947 0.8 1.2 2.7 97.3

55 to 64 years

17,980 0.8 1.1 3.0 97.0

65 years and over

4,817 1.6 2.3 5.2 94.8

Women, 16 years and over

65,006 1.8 2.4 4.3 95.7

16 to 19 years

2,931 5.6 6.2 8.4 91.6

20 to 24 years

6,186 4.0 4.8 7.8 92.2

25 to 34 years

13,480 2.2 2.7 4.6 95.4

35 to 44 years

15,958 1.1 1.7 3.2 96.8

45 to 54 years

15,754 1.1 1.6 3.2 96.8

55 to 64 years

8,495 0.9 1.1 3.2 96.8

65 years and over

2,202 2.6 3.5 7.2 92.8

Men, 16 years and over

73,946 1.8 2.2 3.9 96.1

16 to 19 years

2,579 5.6 6.1 8.9 91.2

20 to 24 years

6,928 5.2 5.7 8.6 91.4

25 to 34 years

16,624 2.4 3.1 5.0 95.0

35 to 44 years

18,523 1.3 1.6 2.9 97.1

45 to 54 years

17,193 0.6 0.8 2.1 97.9

55 to 64 years

9,485 0.7 1.1 2.8 97.2

65 years and over

2,615 0.7 1.3 3.5 96.5

Footnotes:
(1) Contingent workers are those who do not have an implicit or explicit contract for ongoing employment. Persons who do not expect to continue in their jobs for personal reasons, such as retirement or returning to school, are not considered contingent workers, provided that they would have the option of continuing in the job were it not for these personal reasons. Estimate 1 includes wage and salary workers who expect their jobs will last for an additional year or less and who had worked at their jobs for 1 year or less. Estimate 2 includes wage and salary workers, the self-employed, and independent contractors who expect their employment to last for an additional year or less and who had worked at their jobs (or been self-employed) for 1 year or less. Estimate 3 includes all workers who do not expect their jobs to last. This is the broadest definition of contingency and estimates 1 and 2 of contingency are included in estimate 3. Noncontingent workers are those workers who do not fall into any of the three definitions of contingency.

SOURCE: Contingent and alternative work arrangements supplement to the Current Population Survey, last conducted in February 2005, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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