January 26, 2010
In 2008, Nebraska and North Dakota recorded the highest rates of multiple jobholding, at 9.8 percent each, followed by South Dakota, at 9.5 percent. Nevada recorded the lowest multiple jobholding rate in 2008, 3.7 percent. The national multiple jobholding rate remained unchanged in 2008, standing at 5.2 percent for the third consecutive year.
Overall, 27 States had higher multiple jobholding rates than the national average, 20 States and the District of Columbia had lower rates, and 3 States had the same rate.
The largest over-the-year increases in multiple jobholding rates among the States were recorded in North Dakota (+1.1 percentage points), Idaho (+1.0 point), Massachusetts (+0.9 point), and Delaware (+0.8 point). Missouri and Montana experienced the largest decreases (‑0.9 percentage point each), followed by Kansas (‑0.8 point) and South Dakota and Washington (‑0.7 point each).
These data are from the Current Population Survey program. To learn more, see "Multiple Jobholding in States in 2008" (PDF), in the Monthly Labor Review, December 2009. Multiple jobholders are those persons who report in the reference week that they are wage or salary workers who hold two or more jobs, self-employed workers who also hold a wage or salary job, or unpaid family workers who also hold a wage or salary job.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, States with highest multiple jobholding rates on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100126.htm (visited February 26, 2015).
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