Domestic workers are more likely to work part time and more than twice as likely to work part time because they can't get full-time hours: Share of workers who work full and part time, for domestic workers, for all other workers, and by domestic worker occupation, 2019
|Full-time||Part-time for economic reasons (i.e., want full-time work)||Part-time for noneconomic reasons|
|All other workers||77.3%||4.0%||18.7%|
|Child care (in own home)||67.4%||6.2%||26.4%|
|Home care (non-agency)||51.7%||9.3%||39.0%|
|Home care (agency-based)||57.6%||9.4%||33.0%|
Notes: “Part-time” is defined as usually working less than 35 hours per week on the primary job. Those who say they are working part time because they could only find part-time work or because of slack work or business conditions are categorized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as part-timers “for economic reasons” and often described as workers who would prefer to work full time. The “part-time for noneconomic reasons” category includes workers who say they work part time to take care of their children or for other family and personal reasons; while they may prefer to work full time if, say, they could afford child care, they are not included in the standard count of part-timers who want full-time work. To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this figure draws from pooled 2017–2019 microdata.
Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.2 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org