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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
Sept.
2011
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
Sept.
2012

NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE

Total not in the labor force

86,049 88,697 34,549 35,260 51,501 53,437

Persons who currently want a job

5,929 6,427 2,792 2,953 3,137 3,474

Marginally attached to the labor force(1)

2,511 2,517 1,319 1,281 1,192 1,236

Discouraged workers(2)

1,037 802 585 489 452 313

Other persons marginally attached to the labor force(3)

1,474 1,715 734 792 740 924

MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS

Total multiple jobholders(4)

6,946 6,818 3,427 3,481 3,519 3,337

Percent of total employed

4.9 4.8 4.6 4.6 5.4 5.0

Primary job full time, secondary job part time

3,778 3,674 2,039 2,061 1,739 1,613

Primary and secondary jobs both part time

1,730 1,712 597 630 1,132 1,082

Primary and secondary jobs both full time

193 237 118 148 74 90

Hours vary on primary or secondary job

1,214 1,148 655 611 559 538

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: March 11, 2021