May 8, 2015
The Employment Development Department (EDD), in its monthly California Labor Market Review publication (most recent edition here), lists estimates of the portion of California workers working full time and part time, respectively. Full time is defined as 35 or more hours per week. As shown in the EDD table below, most of the growth in California employment over the past year is estimated to have been in full-time jobs. The percent of all employed Californians usually working full time has increased slightly from 79.4% in March 2014 to 79.7% in March 2015. During the same period, the estimated number of Californians working part time "for economic reasons" (typically because there is insufficient demand for the employer's goods and services) declined 5.4%.