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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-7. Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Category 2022 2023
June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture and related industries

2,297 2,412 2,173 2,178 2,206 2,228 2,311 2,245 2,346 2,226 2,301 2,301 2,311

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,513 1,600 1,486 1,473 1,495 1,492 1,496 1,485 1,521 1,509 1,536 1,569 1,591

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

746 750 648 696 692 715 791 720 781 666 715 672 674

Nonagricultural industries

155,976 155,975 156,699 156,762 156,570 156,344 156,818 157,645 157,743 158,318 158,639 158,416 158,853

Wage and salary workers(1)

146,424 146,706 147,381 147,291 147,109 147,381 147,886 148,822 148,723 149,479 149,383 149,512 149,632

Private industries

125,714 125,447 126,048 126,371 126,102 126,468 126,169 126,981 126,967 127,750 127,655 128,050 128,110

Industries except private households

125,117 124,822 125,357 125,712 125,460 125,819 125,538 126,248 126,261 127,055 126,942 127,337 127,470

Government

20,775 21,278 21,216 21,331 21,211 21,084 21,683 21,548 21,501 21,467 21,678 21,434 21,552

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,242 8,975 8,992 9,155 9,261 8,970 9,036 9,217 9,338 9,173 9,100 8,731 8,917


PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME(2)

All industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

3,631 3,925 4,140 3,843 3,664 3,688 3,878 4,050 4,067 4,102 3,903 3,739 4,191

Slack work or business conditions

2,380 2,699 2,767 2,576 2,535 2,546 2,648 2,685 2,840 2,873 2,760 2,582 2,890

Could only find part-time work

910 911 971 942 867 826 911 999 859 882 817 824 948

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,655 21,143 21,085 21,260 21,297 21,226 21,628 22,083 21,856 21,433 21,796 21,864 21,267

Nonagricultural industries

Part time for economic reasons(3)

3,594 3,890 4,063 3,762 3,578 3,623 3,810 3,959 3,964 4,037 3,841 3,725 4,095

Slack work or business conditions

2,358 2,677 2,724 2,526 2,487 2,497 2,611 2,646 2,750 2,822 2,715 2,566 2,835

Could only find part-time work

907 910 958 940 862 819 892 988 842 872 807 821 943

Part time for noneconomic reasons(4)

20,238 20,721 20,754 20,912 20,950 20,844 21,211 21,674 21,453 21,069 21,400 21,496 20,913

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: March 04, 2024