The labor market has yet to respond to the impact of a major health overhaul, but the number of workers hired has continued to grow, even as employers are looking for workers to fill vacancies.
In the final week of August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said there were about 8.6 million full-time positions for full- and part-time workers.
That is a 12.5% increase from the same time last year.
That would be more than a third of the U.S. workforce in 2020.
While the pace of hiring has slowed, employers are finding they can still fill the void with part-timers who can take time off and/or get sick.
Some businesses are finding it harder to attract workers who are currently looking for full time positions, while others are hoping to hire part- and full-timing employees who have recently returned from vacations.
“When the economy is so bad, it’s hard to find enough people to do the jobs people want,” said Mike Smith, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington.
“If you’re trying to hire people who are coming back from vacation, they may not be ready for that.”
As employers are turning to part- time workers, they’re also hiring more than usual.
In the past month, the Labor Department reported that employers have added a total of 9.4 million full time jobs.
That compares with the previous 12 months.
And while employers are keeping their eye on the clock, they are not stopping hiring full- or part-timer workers as they look for workers who can fill their workforces.
“It’s a big deal when people are taking time off, so we’re looking for people who can come in and do a job that they’re passionate about,” said Steve Bellinger, a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C. “We’re not looking for someone who’s only going to do a part- or full- time job.”
The job growth in the last quarter of 2016 was the biggest since the early 2000s, according to the Bureau.
The Bureau says that unemployment rates declined slightly from their peak in late 2007.
In other words, employers continue to be able to fill a large number of jobs and still keep the economy humming.
But, there is a growing concern among employers about the health of their workforce.
That includes the health risks of those who are part-, part-times or even temporary workers.
In fact, the Department of Labor says some workers may be taking longer to recover from their illnesses, and employers are trying to make sure those who have been ill do not become chronic health problems.
A key factor in the recent hiring boom has been the ACA, which requires employers to cover employees’ medical expenses up to a certain amount per employee.
The law is expected to bring some relief to employers who are struggling to pay workers’ medical bills, but it may also make some workers even more susceptible to serious illnesses.
That’s because employers may be unable to provide the necessary coverage if they run into financial difficulties.
In many states, health insurance coverage is not required to work, and workers may need to pay a premium.
The ACA also requires employers that are not in full compliance with the law to provide health insurance, but some employers are being careful about that, too.
The health care law also created a temporary workers program that allows people who have worked for six months or more to apply for part- times, temporary and temporary contract work.
And the law requires employers with 50 or more full-TIME employees to provide them with health insurance or face penalties.
While some employers have decided to keep full-timer jobs and other part-term and temporary workers on the books, others are hiring more part- timers, which means they are having to give them time off to recover.
For example, the National Restaurant Association has been hiring part-Time and Temporary Workers for almost two years now, and the group has reported a 4.3% increase in part-Timers.
Some of the employers that have hired them have been forced to reduce hours and shifts, as they have no longer been able to pay their workers.
The National Restaurant Foundation estimates that there are about 4 million part-Timer workers nationwide.
In its latest report, the association says it expects full-Time employees to make up just over a quarter of the nation’s full- Time and Temporary workers by 2020.
The group has seen its annual workforce increase by about 1.6% in the past year, and has also been increasing in number, though its estimates for fulltime workers remain largely the same.
For some employers, the health issues have become so severe that they are cutting hours.
In California, the state has passed a law that requires employers and workers to cover their health costs.
In recent years, the number and type of workers affected have grown, and now more than 90% of the state’s employers have the law in place.
But there is also a growing movement to make health care more