Why is Involuntary Part-Time Work Elevated?

Posted: 16 Dec 2014

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Tomaz Cajner

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Dennis Mawhirter

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Christopher J. Nekarda

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

David Ratner

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date Written: April 14, 2014

Abstract

Despite substantial improvement in the unemployment rate and several other labor market indicators, the number of Americans involuntarily working part time (also called "part-time for economic reasons") remains unusually high nearly five years into the recovery.

Suggested Citation

Cajner, Tomaz and Mawhirter, Dennis and Nekarda, Christopher J. and Ratner, David, Why is Involuntary Part-Time Work Elevated? (April 14, 2014). FEDS Notes No. 2014-04-14 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3750036

Tomaz Cajner (Contact Author)

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Dennis Mawhirter

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Christopher J. Nekarda

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David Ratner

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ( email )

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Washington, DC 20551
United States

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