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Economic Commentary

Another Look at Part-time Employment

Since the end of the last recession in 1991, newspaper editorialists and other pundits have frequently complained about part-time work. They claim that the labor market has changed fundamentally for the worse and that part-time jobs are displacing full-time positions at an alarmingly rapid pace. The implication is that many Americans who want full-time jobs are able to find only part-time work.

The views authors express in Economic Commentary are theirs and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland or the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The series editor is Tasia Hane. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This paper and its data are subject to revision; please visit for updates.

Suggested Citation

Dupuy, Max, and Mark E. Schweitzer. 1995. “Another Look at Part-time Employment.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 2/1/1995.