September 2008, Vol. 131, No. 9
Multiple Jobholding in States in 2007
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In 2007, 26 States and the District of Columbia experienced decreases in their multiple jobholding rates from 2006, 20 States recorded increases, and 4 States had no change.1 The national multiple jobholding rate was unchanged in 2007, at 5.2 percent. The largest over-the-year rate decreases among the States were posted in Idaho (–1.8 percentage points), Alaska (–1.6 points), and Wyoming (–1.3 points). Kansas experienced the largest increase among the States (+1.4 percentage points), followed by Kentucky (+0.8 point) and West Virginia (+0.7 point).
1 Data on multiple jobholders are from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a survey of about 60,000 households selected to represent the U.S. civilian noninstitutional population aged 16 years and older. The CPS is conducted monthly by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Multiple jobholders are those who report in the reference week that they are wage or salary workers who hold two or more jobs, self-employed workers who also hold a wage or salary job, or unpaid family workers who also hold a wage or salary job.
"Regional Trends" is prepared in the Division of Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics. More information is on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/lau/ or call (202) 691-6392.
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