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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-25. Persons at work 1 to 34 hours in all and in nonagricultural industries by reason for working less than 35 hours and usual full- or part-time status
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason for working less than 35 hours July 2018
All industries Nonagricultural industries
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time
Total Usually
work
full time
Usually
work
part time

Total, at work 1 to 34 hours

32,653 9,357 23,296 32,049 9,150 22,899

Economic reasons

4,766 1,529 3,237 4,701 1,497 3,205

Slack work or business conditions

2,922 1,193 1,730 2,891 1,171 1,720

Could only find part-time work

1,445 - 1,445 1,425 - 1,425

Seasonal work

280 218 62 270 211 60

Job started or ended during week

118 118 - 115 115 -

Noneconomic reasons

27,887 7,829 20,059 27,348 7,653 19,694

Child-care problems

1,083 17 1,066 1,068 17 1,051

Other family or personal obligations

4,492 548 3,944 4,415 535 3,880

Health or medical limitations

990 - 990 959 - 959

In school or training

5,398 57 5,341 5,343 57 5,286

Retired or Social Security limit on earnings

2,561 - 2,561 2,453 - 2,453

Vacation or personal day

5,152 5,152 - 5,088 5,088 -

Holiday, legal or religious

163 163 - 163 163 -

Weather-related curtailment

141 141 - 104 104 -

All other reasons

7,908 1,750 6,157 7,754 1,689 6,065

Average hours, economic reasons

23.1 23.4 22.9 23.1 23.4 22.9

Average hours, noneconomic reasons

21.3 22.8 20.8 21.4 22.8 20.8

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021