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July 2010

Multiple jobholding in U.S. States in 2009

James Campbell

In 2009, 18 States and the District of Columbia experienced increases in their multiple jobholding rates from 2008, 26 States recorded decreases, and 6 States had no change.2 The national multiple jobholding rate was unchanged in 2009, at 5.2 percent for the fourth consecutive year. The largest over-the-year multiple jobholding rate increases among the States were posted in South Dakota (0.8 percentage point) and Illinois and Utah (0.7 point each). The District of Columbia also reported a rate increase of 0.7 percentage point. Michigan and Vermont experienced the largest decreases among the States (with a decline of 1.0 percentage point each), followed by Arizona and Delaware (a decline of 0.8 point each).

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