Multiple jobholding in 2006
October 30, 2007
In 2006, the States showed considerable variation in multiple jobholding rates, as has been the case for years.
Overall, 31 States and the District of Columbia had higher multiple jobholding rates than the national average of 5.2 percent, and 19 States had lower rates.
Northern States generally had higher rates than southern States. Nebraska and South Dakota recorded the highest rates, 9.9 percent each. They were followed by Wyoming and Vermont at 9.3 percent each.
Among the nine States with rates below 4.5 percent, six were in the South. Georgia and West Virginia recorded the lowest multiple jobholding rates in 2006, 3.5 percent each.
These statistics are prepared by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program with data from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Regional Trends: Multiple jobholding in States in 2006," by Jim Campbell, Monthly Labor Review, September 2007. Multiple jobholders are employed persons who had either two or more jobs as a wage and salary worker, were self-employed and also held a wage and salary job, or worked as an unpaid family worker and also held a wage and salary job.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Multiple jobholding in 2006 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/oct/wk5/art02.htm (visited January 19, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.