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.