Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 35. Multiple jobholders and multiple jobholding rates by sex and race, May of selected years, 1970-2008, not seasonally adjusted (Numbers in thousands)
Year Total
employed
Multiple jobholders Multiple jobholding rate (1)
Total Women Men Total Women Men White Black or
African American (2)
Number Percent of all
multiple jobholders

1970

78,358 4,048 636 15.7 3,412 5.2 2.2 7.0 5.3 4.4

1971

78,708 4,035 765 19.0 3,270 5.1 2.6 6.7 5.3 3.8

1972

81,224 3,770 735 19.5 3,035 4.6 2.4 6.0 4.8 3.7

1973

83,758 4,262 869 20.4 3,393 5.1 2.7 6.6 5.1 4.7

1974

85,786 3,889 867 22.3 3,022 4.5 2.6 5.8 4.6 3.8

1975

84,146 3,918 956 24.4 2,962 4.7 2.9 5.8 4.8 3.7

1976

87,278 3,948 911 23.1 3,037 4.5 2.6 5.8 4.7 2.8

1977

90,482 4,558 1,241 27.2 3,317 5.0 3.4 6.2 5.3 2.6

1978

93,904 4,493 1,281 28.5 3,212 4.8 3.3 5.8 5.0 3.1

1979

96,327 4,724 1,407 29.8 3,317 4.9 3.5 5.9 5.1 3.0

1980

96,809 4,759 1,549 32.5 3,210 4.9 3.8 5.8 5.1 3.2

1985

106,878 5,730 2,192 38.3 3,537 5.4 4.7 5.9 5.7 3.2

1989

117,084 7,225 3,109 43.0 4,115 6.2 5.9 6.4 6.5 4.3

1991

116,626 7,183 3,129 43.6 4,054 6.2 5.9 6.4 6.4 4.9

1994

122,946 7,316 3,343 45.7 3,973 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.1 4.9

1995

124,554 7,952 3,727 46.9 4,225 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.6 5.2

1996

126,391 7,846 3,494 44.5 4,352 6.2 6.0 6.4 6.4 5.1

1997

129,565 8,197 3,800 46.4 4,398 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.5 5.7

1998

131,476 8,126 3,688 45.4 4,438 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.3 5.5

1999

133,411 7,895 3,778 47.9 4,117 5.9 6.1 5.8 6.0 5.5

2000

136,685 7,751 3,667 47.3 4,084 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.9 4.9

2001

137,121 7,540 3,626 48.1 3,914 5.5 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.3

2002

136,559 7,247 3,511 48.4 3,736 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.5 4.7

2003

137,567 7,338 3,498 47.7 3,841 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.5 4.3

2004

138,867 7,258 3,605 49.7 3,653 5.2 5.6 4.9 5.3 5.1

2005

141,730 6,895 3,402 49.3 3,493 4.9 5.2 4.6 5.4 4.4

2006

144,041 7,641 3,778 49.4 3,863 5.3 5.7 5.0 5.3 5.4

2007

145,864 7,693 3,858 50.1 3,835 5.3 5.7 4.9 5.5 4.4

2008

145,927 7,653 3,812 49.8 3,842 5.2 5.6 4.9 5.4 4.9

Footnotes:
(1) Multiple jobholders as a percent of all employed persons in specified group.
(2) Data for years prior to 1977 refer to the black-and-other population group.

NOTE: Data beginning in 1994 are not strictly comparable with data for prior years. For an explanation, see the Historical Comparability documentation provided at www.bls.gov/cps/eetech_methods.pdf. Comprehensive surveys of multiple jobholders were not conducted in 1981-84, 1986-88, 1990, and 1992-93.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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