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Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-8. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status
[In thousands]
Category Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Sept.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
May
2012
June
2012
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,281 2,286 2,233 2,268 2,274 2,206 2,235 2,151 2,209

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,409 1,500 1,447 1,379 1,423 1,399 1,401 1,391 1,413

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

839 761 755 843 815 786 791 739 763

Unpaid family workers

33 24 31 - - - - - -

Nonagricultural industries

138,221 140,273 141,101 137,932 140,037 140,205 139,929 139,920 140,769

Wage and salary workers(1)

129,756 131,348 132,078 129,595 131,322 131,308 131,043 131,101 131,734

Government

20,569 19,791 20,725 20,568 20,059 19,938 20,015 20,432 20,619

Private industries

109,187 111,558 111,353 108,774 111,421 111,433 110,974 110,726 111,024

Private households

756 796 811 - - - - - -

Other industries

108,431 110,762 110,541 108,026 110,613 110,671 110,251 109,965 110,218

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,411 8,857 8,947 8,336 8,598 8,787 8,824 8,720 8,838

Unpaid family workers

55 67 76 - - - - - -

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

8,541 7,842 8,110 9,270 8,098 8,210 8,246 8,031 8,613

Slack work or business conditions

5,497 5,054 5,309 5,900 5,147 5,446 5,342 5,217 5,523

Could only find part-time work

2,766 2,405 2,589 2,844 2,649 2,514 2,576 2,507 2,572

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,647 17,217 18,970 18,329 19,393 18,829 18,866 18,996 18,736

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

8,423 7,723 8,003 9,115 7,982 8,075 8,111 7,901 8,482

Slack work or business conditions

5,410 4,971 5,238 5,803 5,078 5,355 5,282 5,140 5,455

Could only find part-time work

2,749 2,391 2,566 2,869 2,616 2,493 2,559 2,508 2,597

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

18,249 16,893 18,605 17,915 18,930 18,438 18,543 18,656 18,405

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week and excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs for the entire week.
(3) Refers to those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for an economic reason such as slack work or unfavorable business conditions, inability to find full-time work, or seasonal declines in demand.
(4) Refers to persons who usually work part time for noneconomic reasons such as childcare problems, family or personal obligations, school or training, retirement or Social Security limits on earnings, and other reasons. This excludes persons who usually work full time but worked only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as vacations, holidays, illness, and bad weather.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021