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Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status
[In thousands]
Category Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,234 2,273 2,200 2,417 2,368 2,394 2,424 2,411 2,385

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,410 1,482 1,381 1,563 1,516 1,568 1,557 1,562 1,538

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

802 760 792 840 821 804 822 814 827

Unpaid family workers

22 32 27 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

144,317 147,430 146,838 145,683 146,535 146,864 147,110 147,587 148,115

Wage and salary workers(1)

135,748 138,989 138,298 136,853 137,999 138,182 138,478 139,054 139,371

Government

20,555 20,905 20,956 20,294 20,558 20,597 21,088 20,824 20,715

Private industries

115,193 118,083 117,342 116,567 117,503 117,509 117,368 118,193 118,690

Private households

937 735 714 - - - - - -

Other industries

114,257 117,348 116,628 115,658 116,727 116,711 116,626 117,432 118,025

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,512 8,386 8,500 8,743 8,356 8,639 8,593 8,551 8,699

Unpaid family workers

57 55 39 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

7,269 6,179 6,406 6,784 6,034 5,761 6,085 6,022 5,988

Slack work or business conditions

4,450 3,678 3,941 4,011 3,563 3,289 3,536 3,548 3,544

Could only find part-time work

2,353 2,129 2,054 2,431 2,123 2,189 2,221 2,172 2,134

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,033 20,585 20,554 19,835 19,997 20,179 20,171 20,243 20,311

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

7,125 6,046 6,234 6,667 5,942 5,702 5,970 5,910 5,851

Slack work or business conditions

4,372 3,594 3,851 3,938 3,507 3,264 3,469 3,482 3,467

Could only find part-time work

2,338 2,123 2,038 2,417 2,098 2,176 2,208 2,161 2,116

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

19,681 20,294 20,265 19,435 19,687 19,817 19,783 19,932 19,973

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week and excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs for the entire week.
(3) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for an economic reason such as slack work or unfavorable business conditions, inability to find full-time work, or seasonal declines in demand.
(4) Refers to persons who usually work part time for noneconomic reasons such as childcare problems, family or personal obligations, school or training, retirement or Social Security limits on earnings, and other reasons. This excludes persons who usually work full time but worked only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as vacations, holidays, illness, and bad weather.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: February 05, 2016
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