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Table 6. Full-time wage and salary shift workers by reason for working a non-daytime schedule, May 2004


     Table 6.  Full-time wage and salary shift workers by reason for working a non-daytime schedule, May 2004
     
     (Percent distribution)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                      Total                                           Employer-          
       Reason for working a non-daytime schedule      shift    Evening    Night    Rotating   Split    arranged   Other  
                                                     workers    shift     shift     shift     shift   irregular   shift  
                                                       (1)                                             schedule          
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
         Number (2) (thousands)...................   14,805     4,736     3,221     2,526       497     3,064       715 
         Percent (2)..............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
                                                                                                                        
       Better arrangements for family or child                                                                          
          care....................................      8.2      11.0      15.9       1.6       5.8       2.6       4.3 
       Better pay.................................      6.8       7.1      10.1       6.5       6.0       3.5       6.1 
       Allows time for school.....................      3.2       6.0       2.5       1.4       3.7       1.5       1.8 
       Could not get any other job................      8.1      13.9       8.2       5.5       3.8       3.2       3.2 
       Nature of the job..........................     54.6      37.8      32.8      76.7      70.3      80.4      68.3 
       Personal preference........................     11.5      15.9      21.0       3.0       5.9       3.6       8.0 
       Some other reason..........................      5.6       6.2       7.0       3.8       3.9       4.6       7.1 

       1 Includes persons who worked a non-daytime schedule, but did not report the shift worked.
       2 Includes persons who worked a non-daytime schedule, but did not report a reason.
       NOTE:  Data relate to the sole or principal job of full-time wage and salary workers and exclude all
     self-employed persons, regardless of whether or not their businesses were incorporated.



       
  

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Last Modified Date: July 01, 2005
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