Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table B.2. Characteristics of Current OR MOST Recent Job Held by TANF Case Heads WHO Were Ever Employed

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Length of Employment on Job
Average number of months 9.9 22.8 9.5 12.7
Median number of months 5.0 7.0 5.0 5.0
Hours Worked Per Week
Less than 20 8.3% 8.4% 12.8% 8.4%
20 to 34 34.8% 29.2% 38.3% 33.7%
35 or more 56.8% 62.4% 48.9% 57.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Temporary or Seasonal Job
Shift or Time of Day Worked
Regular day times shift 55.0% 56.0% 57.1% 55.1%
Morning or afternoon shift 7.5% 6.9% 7.1% 7.4%
Evening or night shift 15.8% 18.3% 14.3% 16.3%
Irregular, split or rotating shift 20.0% 15.7% 19.3% 19.1%
Other 1.7% 3.0% 2.1% 2.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Industry
Restaurant 21.2% 19.8% 19.9% 20.9%
Factory/manufacturing 10.6% 15.7% 14.9% 11.8%
Professional services 6.2% 5.5% 5.7% 6.0%
Retail 22.6% 12.8% 13.5% 20.3%
Hotel/motel 6.9% 6.0% 7.1% 6.7%
Government 0.7% 2.4% 2.8% 1.1%
School/college 5.6% 4.5% 10.6% 5.4%
Health care 8.7% 12.8% 11.3% 9.7%
Other services 11.4% 13.1% 8.5% 11.7%
Child care 2.7% 1.9% 2.1% 2.6%
Other 3.3% 5.6% 3.5% 3.8%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Occupation
Office/clerical 15.4% 9.5% 14.2% 14.1%
Factory/assembly/production/machinist
9.1% 17.0% 16.3% 11.0%
Retail/sales 18.4% 11.9% 12.8% 16.9%
Restaurant worker 25.2% 21.8% 21.3% 24.4%
Housekeeper/janitor 12.9% 12.0% 13.5% 12.7%
Health services 6.1% 10.0% 9.2% 7.1%
Other services 4.6% 4.7% 0.0% 4.5%
Driver 0.7% 2.6% 0.0% 1.1%
Child care/babysitter 3.5% 2.8% 5.7% 3.4%
Teacher/teacher's assistant 2.3% 2.6% 4.3% 2.4%
Protective services/security 0.5% 1.3% 0.7% 0.6%
Trades/construction 0.8% 1.9% 0.7% 1.0%
Other 0.5% 1.9% 1.4% 0.8%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120

 

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