Near Record Underemployed

By: Channel 6 News Email
By: Channel 6 News Email

Nearly nine million Americans are working part-time jobs, but want to be full-time.

That's a near-record number, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and double pre-recession levels.

But even with an economic turnaround, the trend may continue.

The increasing use of part-timers lets employers better match staffing with the workload, and saves on benefits.

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