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Little Recovery for Full-Time Workers; Part-Time Jobs Increase

Created on June 12, 2014

Little Recovery for Full-Time Workers; Part-Time Jobs Increase

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Since the recession, the workforce has shifted toward part-time workers. As a share of all workers, those working 35 hours a week or more declined by nearly 2 percentage points.

Note: Figures shown are for the fourth quarter of the given year. Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey.

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Tags: labor-market, Great-Recession, employment, unemployment, part-time, full-time, education, work-hours, recovery