Young workers are more likely to work full time: Share of young workers who work full time, part time, and have hours that vary, 2019 and 2023

Full time Part time Hours vary
2019 46.3% 46.2% 7.5%
2023 47.5% 45.7% 6.8%

Note: "Full time" is defined as greater than or equal to 40 hours worked per week. Hours include only those worked at main job. Data for 2023 represent the 12 month average ending in March 2023; data for 2019 represent the calendar year 2019.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey extracts, Version 1.0.40 (2023),

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