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I came across this fascinating article from the team at Morning Brew about a recent study that showed 1.2 million Americans joined the part-time workforce in December and January.
Over a million Americans joined the part-time workforce in December and January—and most of them chose the temporary grind over a full-time hustle, according to Labor Department data analyzed by the WSJ.
Key word: chose. As of last month, over 22 million part-timers were working fewer than 35 hours per week voluntarily, compared to just 4 million that wanted full-time hours and couldn’t get them. That nearly six-to-one ratio is the highest it’s been in two decades, per the WSJ.
Why the downshift?
Early in the pandemic, the number of Americans doing part-time work “for economic reasons,” as the Labor Department classifies it, spiked as layoffs rocked the economy, peaking in April 2020. But after that, the vibe shifted: More people started choosing to work part-time “for noneconomic reasons,” such as caregiving and personal health.
And there may be more 9-to-5ers waiting for the chance to clear their G Cals. “A lot of people want to work part-time, but the options aren’t really there,” Ernie Park, who left his full-time tech job to take an hourly gig and start a family farm, told the WSJ. “For companies that get on this, they can scoop up some really great talent.”
Check out the article here: https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2023/02/27/more-americans-working-part-time
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