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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
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

91,463 92,041 36,654 37,037 54,809 55,004

Persons who currently want a job

5,683 6,122 2,659 2,852 3,025 3,269

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,283 2,192 1,267 1,154 1,016 1,038

Discouraged workers(2)

815 770 542 480 273 290

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,468 1,423 725 674 743 748

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,989 7,773 3,428 3,805 3,562 3,968

Percent of total employed

4.8 5.3 4.5 4.8 5.3 5.7

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,645 4,089 2,028 2,386 1,617 1,704

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

2,074 2,172 725 691 1,348 1,482

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

232 227 146 126 86 100

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,014 1,233 518 574 496 660

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: November 07, 2014
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