Multiple jobholding in states in 2014

August 28, 2015

In 2014, 4.9 percent of employed people in the United States held more than one job. This percentage, the multiple-jobholding rate, varied considerably by state. Northern states generally had higher rates than southern states. In all, 22 states had multiple-jobholding rates significantly higher than the national average, 11 states had significantly lower rates, and 17 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not significantly different from the U.S. average.

Multiple jobholders as a percentage of total employment, by state, annual averages, 2014

U.S. rate: 4.9%

7.1% and higher
6.1% to 7.0%
5.1% to 6.0%
4.1% to 5.0%
4.0% and lower
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2014, South Dakota recorded the highest multiple-jobholding rate of any state (8.7 percent). Vermont and Nebraska followed with rates of 8.5 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively. Six other states had multiple-jobholding rates above 7.0 percent.

Florida had the lowest multiple-jobholding rate of any state in 2014 at 3.3 percent. Five other states recorded rates below 4.0 percent. New Hampshire had the only statistically significant change in its multiple-jobholding rate from 2013 (+0.9 percentage point).

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are featured in the Monthly Labor Review article "Multiple jobholding in states in 2014" by Susan Campolongo.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Multiple jobholding in states in 2014 on the Internet at (visited February 25, 2018).


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