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Table 2. Distribution of employed contingent and noncontingent workers by selected characteristics, May 2017

Table 2. Distribution of employed contingent and noncontingent workers by selected characteristics, May 2017
(Percent distribution)
Characteristic Contingent workers Noncontingent
workers
Estimate 1 Estimate 2 Estimate 3

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

16 to 19 years

16.2 13.1 8.6 2.9

20 to 24 years

29.0 25.8 18.9 8.9

25 to 34 years

24.1 24.5 24.2 22.1

35 to 44 years

13.8 15.6 16.9 21.1

45 to 54 years

8.9 11.4 13.9 21.7

55 to 64 years

5.9 7.1 11.6 17.3

65 years and over

2.1 2.5 5.8 6.0

Men, 16 years and over

54.2 53.7 52.7 53.2

16 to 19 years

8.5 7.2 4.6 1.4

20 to 24 years

15.8 13.6 9.6 4.6

25 to 34 years

14.0 15.0 14.6 11.7

35 to 44 years

7.3 7.8 8.6 11.6

45 to 54 years

4.8 5.6 7.0 11.3

55 to 64 years

3.3 3.7 5.7 9.2

65 years and over

0.5 0.9 2.6 3.3

Women, 16 years and over

45.8 46.3 47.3 46.8

16 to 19 years

7.7 6.0 3.9 1.5

20 to 24 years

13.1 12.2 9.4 4.2

25 to 34 years

10.1 9.6 9.7 10.3

35 to 44 years

6.5 7.8 8.3 9.5

45 to 54 years

4.2 5.8 7.0 10.3

55 to 64 years

2.6 3.4 5.9 8.2

65 years and over

1.6 1.5 3.2 2.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White

74.1 75.1 75.6 78.8

Black or African American

11.5 11.8 12.7 12.1

Asian

9.3 8.9 7.6 5.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

22.2 21.4 22.2 16.4

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS

Full-time workers

53.7 53.7 59.2 82.6

Part-time workers

46.3 46.3 40.8 17.4

NOTE: Noncontingent workers are those who do not fall into any estimate of "contingent" workers. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Detail for other characteristics may not sum to totals due to rounding.

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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020