September 21, 2001
Last year, 5.6 percent of U.S. workers held more than one job, down from 5.8 percent in 1999.
States continued to show considerable variation in multiple jobholding rates around the U.S. average, as well as a clear geographic pattern from North to South. For example, all seven States in the West North Central division had multiple jobholding rates at least 2.0 percentage points higher than that of the United States. Nebraska and North Dakota were the only States to record double-digit rates—10.3 and 10.0 percent, respectively.
By contrast, 7 of the 11 States with multiple jobholding rates below 5.0 percent were along the southern U.S. border. Florida, at 3.9 percent, had the lowest rate in the Nation.
The multiple jobholding statistics are prepared by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program using data from the Current Population Survey . 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. Find out more information on multiple jobholding by State in "Regional Trends,"Monthly Labor Review, July 2001.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Working more than one job in 2000 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk3/art05.htm (visited May 05, 2016).
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