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68.8 percent of people who worked in 2016 worked full time, year round

Among those who worked in 2016, 79.8 percent usually worked full time, little changed from a year earlier. In 2016, men (85.8 percent) continued to be more likely than women (73.1 percent) to work full time during the year. Asians (83.0 percent) were more likely to work full time than Whites (79.6 percent), Blacks (80.7 percent), and Hispanics (81.0 percent).

Of those who worked during 2016, 79.4 percent were employed year round, up from 78.6 percent in 2015. In 2016, the percentages of both men (81.8 percent) and women (76.8 percent) working year round increased from a year earlier.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "Work Experience of the Population — 2016" (HTML) (PDF). Full time means 35 hours or more per week. People whose ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics @ 12:00:00 am  Comments (0)
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