Over the past 26 years, about one-fifth of Connecticut’s working population has held a part-time job, according to the Connecticut Economic Digest. In a May article, author and Department of Labor Economist Matthew Krzyzek notes that reasons for securing part-time work vary from inability to find full-time work to medical limitations to school enrollment to family/child-care obligations. Data from 2012 show that 69.5 percent (266,000) of the state’s 383,000 part-time workers were female. Part-time was defined as less than 35 work hours per week. Krzyzek writes that the lowest number of part-time hours worked were in the following sectors: leisure and hospitality, other services and education and health services.