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June 1983, Vol. 106, No. 6
during economic downturns
Robert W. Bednarzik
Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics
By far the most common economic reasons for part-time employment during recessions are cutbacks in weekly hours due to slack work and failure to find full-time positions; each is characteristically distinct and illustrates different underlying labor-market problems.
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