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.
The story you’re reading is premium content for subscribers of the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News. Not a subscriber? Get total access to all our in-depth news and exclusive content here.
Read MyDaytonDailyNews.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
Read MyDaytonDailyNews.com all week — weekly digital pass$3.99 per week
Subscribe for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
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.