Affordable Care Act might not increase part-time employment

Part-time employment has been trending downward in relation to overall employment in recent years, according to data from the Labor Department, and the Affordable Care Act might not yet be responsible for a jump in part-time employment, Ben Casselman writes. If the Labor Department and the health care law use the same definition for part-time and full-time employees, data would reveal no change in the number of part-time workers over the past year, he writes.

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