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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-5. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2020 2021 2022 2023
2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,320 2,222 2,468 2,314 2,287 2,296 2,278 2,346 2,323 2,254 2,248 2,272 2,304

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,576 1,457 1,582 1,530 1,551 1,548 1,480 1,530 1,520 1,520 1,494 1,505 1,565

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

719 752 847 721 697 721 768 776 773 698 733 722 687

Nonagricultural industries

135,303 144,079 147,402 147,780 149,234 151,141 153,065 155,096 155,858 156,479 156,578 157,902 158,636

Wage and salary workers(1)

127,178 135,155 138,779 139,123 139,838 141,316 143,736 146,262 146,409 147,126 147,459 149,008 149,509

Private industries

107,203 114,691 118,289 118,202 119,286 120,780 123,079 124,864 125,565 125,955 126,247 127,233 127,938

Industries except private households

106,679 114,039 117,678 117,510 118,651 120,130 122,457 124,189 124,912 125,297 125,605 126,521 127,250

Government

20,045 20,613 20,590 20,625 20,584 20,654 20,782 21,116 20,877 21,275 21,326 21,505 21,555

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

7,927 8,608 8,643 8,948 9,139 9,498 9,320 9,180 9,205 9,041 9,089 9,243 8,916

PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

10,208 7,419 6,459 5,958 5,040 4,454 4,203 4,013 3,994 3,969 3,743 4,073 3,944

Slack work or business conditions

9,169 6,102 5,125 4,709 3,824 3,098 2,863 2,673 2,678 2,681 2,576 2,800 2,744

Could only find part-time work

852 1,073 1,105 1,041 1,004 1,032 1,044 1,027 982 941 868 913 863

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

14,688 18,415 18,730 18,679 19,584 20,221 20,421 20,610 20,773 21,163 21,384 21,791 21,642

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

10,069 7,327 6,367 5,891 4,982 4,362 4,141 3,972 3,937 3,905 3,670 3,987 3,887

Slack work or business conditions

9,041 6,042 5,065 4,655 3,777 3,045 2,822 2,639 2,636 2,642 2,532 2,739 2,705

Could only find part-time work

848 1,067 1,091 1,036 997 1,018 1,042 1,020 975 936 857 901 857

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

14,319 18,019 18,325 18,297 19,229 19,853 20,061 20,237 20,381 20,795 21,002 21,399 21,270

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.

NOTE: Detail for the 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.

 

Last Modified Date: May 21, 2024