Started Apr 06, 2022 04:00PM UTC   •   Closing Mar 01, 2023 08:01AM UTC

The Wharton Future of Work Conference asks:

How many part-time workers will there be in the US in February 2023, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)?

The number of part-time workers in the US has recovered some since the beginning of the pandemic but is still below pre-pandemic levels of approximately 27 million. The question will be suspended on 28 February 2023 and the outcome determined using data as first released by the by the BLS for February 2023, expected in March 2023 (BLS - Release Calendar). As of the March 2022 Employment Situation report, the number of part-time workers for February 2022 was 25,801,000 (BLS - February 2020 Employment Situation, see "Part-time workers" in Table A-9 Selected employment indicators). For historical data, visit: https://www.bls.gov/data/#employment. Under "Monthly," select "ONE SCREEN" from "Labor Force Statistics." For "1 Sex," select "Both Sexes." For "2 Race," find and select "All Races." For "3 Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity," find and select "All Origins." For "4 Age," find and select "16 years and over." For "5 Education (25 years and over only)," select "All education levels." For "6 Marital Status," find and select "N/A." For "7 Labor Force Status," find and select "Employed part time (persons who usually work less than 35 hours)." For "8 Seasonal," leave only "Seasonally Adjusted" checked. For "9 Periodicity, leave only "Monthly" checked, then click "Get Data" (note that pop-up blockers may obstruct proper functioning).

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Possible Answer Crowd Forecast Change in last 24 hours Change in last week Change in last month
Fewer than 25 million 1.00% +0.00% +0.00% +0.00%
Between 25 million and 26 million, inclusive 23.00% +0.00% +0.00% +0.00%
More than 26 million but fewer than 27 million 47.00% +0.00% +0.00% -1.00%
27 million or more 29.00% +0.00% +0.00% +1.00%

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