Many of the jobs created since the start of the economic recovery have been part-time positions, and millions of U.S. workers, including many Ohioans, are stuck working part-time because of the weak labor market.
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By the numbers
31: Number of consecutive months the U.S. economy has added jobs.
7.9 million: Number of workers in U.S. working part-time strictly for economic reasons.
280,000: Number of Ohioans working part-time involuntarily, or not by choice.
13.9: Rate of “underemployment” in U.S., which includes those who work part-time or have dropped out of the workforce.