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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.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

92,534 93,674 37,414 37,708 55,120 55,966

Persons who currently want a job

6,508 6,467 3,146 3,030 3,363 3,437

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,592 2,234 1,317 1,215 1,275 1,019

Discouraged workers(2)

837 682 466 463 370 219

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,755 1,552 851 751 904 800

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,685 7,289 3,210 3,556 3,475 3,734

Percent of total employed

4.7 5.0 4.2 4.6 5.1 5.4

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,412 3,927 1,822 2,185 1,590 1,742

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,892 1,929 670 609 1,222 1,321

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

236 172 155 87 81 85

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,092 1,222 539 658 553 564

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 06, 2015
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