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Fewer US young adults hold full-time jobs in 2013, Gallup says

The number of US adults aged 18 to 29 who reported working full time dropped to 43.6 percent in June 2013, a dip of more than three points from the same time period last year, according to Gallup.

In June 2012, 47 percent of US adults in the same age group reported having full-time work, Gallup said.

Gallup also found that younger Americans are less likely to work full time, regardless of whether they have college degrees. Last month, 65.4 percent of young college graduates reported working full time, compared to 68.9 percent in June 2012, 67.4 percent in June 2011, and 67.9 percent in 2010.

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Gallup defines full-time work as a job in which someone works for an employer for at least 30 hours per week.

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