Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

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

Table 29. Percent distribution of employed persons by age, sex, and alternative work arrangements, February 2005
Age and sex Total employed
(in thousands)
Total Percent of workers with alternative arrangements (1) Workers with
traditional
arrangements
Independent
contractors
On-call
workers
Temporary
help agency
workers
Workers
provided by
contract firms

Total, 16 years and over

138,952 100.0 7.4 1.8 0.9 0.6 89.1

16 to 19 years

5,510 100.0 1.6 2.4 0.6 0.1 94.3

20 to 24 years

13,114 100.0 2.7 2.7 1.5 0.7 91.9

25 to 34 years

30,103 100.0 5.0 1.8 1.2 0.7 91.1

35 to 44 years

34,481 100.0 8.0 1.7 0.7 0.6 88.9

45 to 54 years

32,947 100.0 8.5 1.3 0.6 0.6 89.0

55 to 64 years

17,980 100.0 10.8 1.5 0.8 0.6 86.2

65 years and over

4,817 100.0 18.3 3.6 0.7 0.4 76.8

Women, 16 years and over

65,006 100.0 5.6 1.9 1.0 0.4 91.0

16 to 19 years

2,931 100.0 1.9 1.8 0.3 - 95.7

20 to 24 years

6,186 100.0 2.6 2.5 1.5 0.4 92.5

25 to 34 years

13,480 100.0 3.8 1.8 1.3 0.5 92.6

35 to 44 years

15,958 100.0 5.8 2.0 0.8 0.4 91.0

45 to 54 years

15,754 100.0 6.6 1.3 0.8 0.3 90.9

55 to 64 years

8,495 100.0 7.7 1.9 1.0 0.5 88.8

65 years and over

2,202 100.0 13.3 3.8 0.8 0.7 81.1

Men, 16 years and over

73,946 100.0 9.1 1.7 0.8 0.8 87.5

16 to 19 years

2,579 100.0 1.2 3.2 0.9 0.3 92.6

20 to 24 years

6,928 100.0 2.8 2.9 1.5 0.9 91.4

25 to 34 years

16,624 100.0 6.1 1.8 1.1 0.8 89.9

35 to 44 years

18,523 100.0 9.8 1.4 0.6 0.8 87.1

45 to 54 years

17,193 100.0 10.3 1.2 0.4 0.8 87.3

55 to 64 years

9,485 100.0 13.6 1.1 0.5 0.7 83.9

65 years and over

2,615 100.0 22.5 3.5 0.6 0.1 73.3

Footnotes:
(1) Independent contractors are workers who were identified as independent contractors, independent consultants, or freelance workers, whether they were self-employed or wage and salary workers. On-call workers are workers who are called to work only as needed, although they can be scheduled to work for several days or weeks in a row. Temporary help agency workers are workers who were paid by a temporary help agency, whether or not their job was temporary. Workers provided by contract firms are workers who are employed by a company that provides them or their services to others under contract and who are usually assigned to only one customer and usually work at the customer's worksite.

NOTE: Workers with traditional arrangements are those who do not fall into any of the "alternative arrangements" categories. Detail may not sum to totals because the total employed includes day laborers (an alternative arrangement, not shown separately) and a small number of workers who were both "on-call" and "provided by contract firms." Dash represents zero.

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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