Underemployment, 2000–2011 (in millions)

2000 2007 2010 2011
Unemployed 5.7 7.1 14.8 13.7
Involuntary part time* 3.2 4.4 8.9 8.6
Marginally attached** 1.2 1.4 2.5 2.6
Total underemployed 10.1 12.9 26.2 24.9
Underemployment rate*** 7.0% 8.3% 16.7% 15.9%

* Want and are available for full-time work

** Not looking for work but want and would take a job and have looked for work sometime in the last year

*** Total underemployed workers as a percent of the sum of the civilian labor force and marginally attached workers

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey public data series

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