February 23, 2000
Fewer individuals worked part time in 1998 compared with the previous year.
In 1998, 29.1 million workers were usually on a part-time schedule (1 to 34 hours per week), down from 30.1 million the year before. In contrast, the number of full-time workers rose from 113.1 million in 1997 to 115.7 million in 1998.
Women were much more likely than men to work part time in 1998. There were 19.5 million women who usually worked part time in 1998—they accounted for 28.4 percent of working women. This compared with 9.7 million men who worked part time—12.7 percent of working men.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Part-time workers in 1998 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/feb/wk4/art02.htm (visited September 21, 2014).
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