Find the most recent annual averages for selected labor force characteristics. Data are presented by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, educational attainment, marital status, and parental status when available.

Percent distribution of workers employed full-time and part-time by sex

Percent distribution of workers employed full-time and part-time by sex
Sex Part-time Level (in thousands) Part-time Percent Full-time Level (in thousands) Full-time Percent
Women 17,674 63.9 53,194 43.0
Men 10,002 36.1 70,567 57.0

Based on persons in the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and older. Employed persons are classified as full-time or part-time workers based on their usual weekly hours at all jobs regardless of the number of hours they are at work during the reference week. Persons absent from work also are classified according to their usual status. Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part-time is less than 35 hours.
Source: 2016 Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employed workers by full-time and part-time status, sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity

Employed workers by full-time and part-time status, sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity
Gender Race and Hispanic ethnicity Full-time Level (in thousands) Full-time Percent Part-time Level (in thousands) Part-time Percent
Women Total 53,194 75.1 17,674 24.9
Women White 40,477 74.0 14,225 26.0
Women Black 7,591 79.8 1,920 20.2
Women Asian 3,401 79.1 897 20.9
Women Hispanic 7,882 73.8 2,805 26.2
Men Total 70,567 87.6 10,002 12.4
Men White 56,735 87.8 7,877 12.2
Men Black 7,279 85.9 1,192 14.1
Men Asian 4,386 89.2 529 10.8
Men Hispanic 12,932 88.8 1,631 11.2

Based on persons in the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and older. Employed persons are classified as full-time or part-time workers based on their usual weekly hours at all jobs regardless of the number of hours they are at work during the reference week. Persons absent from work also are classified according to their usual status. Full-time is 35 hours or more per week; part-time is less than 35 hours. Estimates for the race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Data for the individual race groups do not include people of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Percent distribution of part-time workers by sex, age, race and Hispanic ethnicity

Percent distribution of part-time workers by sex, age, race and Hispanic ethnicity
Gender Race and Hispanic Ethnicity 16 to 19 years 20 to 24 years 25 to 54 years 55 years and older
Women Total 10.8 15.3 48.3 25.7
Women White 10.5 14.4 47.6 27.6
Women Black 10.8 20.1 49.9 19.2
Women Asian 7.5 15.2 57.3 20.1
Women Hispanic 12.3 19.8 54.1 13.8
Men Total 16.6 20.7 32.8 29.9
Men White 17.4 19.5 30.3 32.8
Men Black 13.0 25.1 42.2 19.6
Men Asian 9.5 26.8 42.9 20.9
Men Hispanic 18.3 25.1 43.1 13.5

Employed persons are classified as full-time or part-time workers based on their usual weekly hours at all jobs regardless of the number of hours they are at work during the reference week. Persons absent from work also are classified according to their usual status. Part-time is less than 35 hours. Data for the individual race groups do not include people of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employed parents by full-time and part-time status, sex and age of youngest child

Employed parents by full-time and part-time status, sex and age of youngest child
Age of youngest child Mothers Full-time Mothers Part-time Fathers Full-time Fathers Part-time
under 3 years 72.4 27.6 95.3 4.7
3 to 5 years 75.4 24.6 95.5 4.5
6 to 17 years 77.9 22.1 95.8 4.2
under 18 years 76.3 23.7 95.6 4.4

Refers to employed parents 16 years of age and older. Employed persons are classified as full-time or part-time workers based on their usual weekly hours at all jobs regardless of the number of hours they are at work during the reference week. Persons absent from work also are classified according to their usual status. Full-time is 35 hours or more per week; part-time is less than 35 hours.
Source: 2016 Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics