Part-time jobs

state and county employment estimates are estimated on a full-time and part-time basis because of the limitations of the available source data. County-level data that separate part-time jobs and wages from full-time jobs and wages, which are needed to prepare full-time equivalent measures, are not available. The lack of a full-time equivalent measure limits the usefulness of the average earnings measure that can be calculated from the BEA county employment and earnings estimates. Average earnings reflects the extent of part-time employment in the given area and industry, as well as more basic factors such as hourly wage rates.