Reuters (04/22/15) Howard Schneider
Rapidly rising part-time employment rates are expected to factor into the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on whether to lift interest rates from near zero. According to a Reuters and Ipsos online poll, more than a third of people working fewer than 30 hours a week were satisfied with their current hours or wanted to work less; only 23% wanted to work a traditional 40-hour workweek. Nearly one-fourth of people working more than 30 hours a week wanted to work less.
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