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Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-16. Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Total Men Women
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

93,674 95,051 37,708 38,566 55,966 56,485

Persons who currently want a job

6,467 6,166 3,030 2,939 3,437 3,227

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,234 2,089 1,215 1,172 1,019 917

Discouraged workers(2)

682 623 463 413 219 210

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,552 1,466 751 759 800 707

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

7,289 7,314 3,556 3,560 3,734 3,754

Percent of total employed

5.0 4.9 4.6 4.5 5.4 5.3

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,927 3,925 2,185 2,162 1,742 1,763

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,929 1,976 609 676 1,321 1,300

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

172 232 87 130 85 102

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,222 1,122 658 560 564 562

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to persons who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the past 4 weeks.
(2) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for reasons such as thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
(3) Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and transportation problems, as well as a number for whom reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
(4) Includes a small number of persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.

NOTE: 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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