Share of persons at work whose hours vary, by full- or part-time status and reason, 2014

All 5.9%
Full time 4.3
Part time 10.9
Involuntary part time
Slack work/business conditions 15.5
Could find only part time 11.3
Seasonal reasons 21.5
Voluntary part time 10.1

Note: Data are for all workers "at work" age 16 or older, including self-employed workers. Involuntary part-time workers are those classified as "part time for economic reasons" by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Slack work" refers to a reduction in hours in response to unfavorable business conditions. Data excludes those who report “usually full time.”

Source: Author's analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

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