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July 2010, Vol. 133, No. 7
Multiple jobholding in U.S. States in 2009
Jim Campbell is an economist in the Division of Local Area Unemployment Statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Email: email@example.com
In 2009, 18 States and the District of Columbia experienced increases in their multiple jobholding rates1 from 2008, 26 States recorded decreases, and 6 States had no change.2 The national multiple jobholding rate was unchanged in 2009, at 5.2 percent for the fourth consecutive year. The largest over-the-year multiple jobholding rate increases among the States were posted in South Dakota (0.8 percentage point) and Illinois and Utah (0.7 point each). The District of Columbia also reported a rate increase of 0.7 percentage point. Michigan and Vermont experienced the largest decreases among the States (with a decline of 1.0 percentage point each), followed by Arizona and Delaware (a decline of 0.8 point each).
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1 Multiple jobholders are those people 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.
2 Data come from the Current Population Survey, a survey of about 60,000 households selected to represent the U.S. population 16 years and older. The survey is conducted monthly by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Current Population Survey
Multiple jobholding in States in 2008—Dec. 2009.
Multiple jobholding in States, 2007.—Sept. 2008.
Multiple jobholding in States, 2006.—Sept. 2007.
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