Friday, December 20, 2013

Multiple Job Holders: Oregon is Above Average

If you worked two jobs to pay for this holiday season, you’re not alone. About 6.7 percent of Oregonians age 16 and older held two or more jobs at the same time in 2012. Nationally less than five percent (4.9%) of workers are multiple job holders. The national rate has been constant for the last three years.

Meanwhile in 2012, South Dakota recorded the highest multiple-jobholding rate of any state at 9.5 percent, followed by Vermont (8.6%) and Nebraska (8.5%). Four additional states had multiple-jobholding rates of 8.0 percent or above.

Florida had the lowest multiple-jobholding rate of any state in 2012 at 3.4 percent. Four other states recorded rates below 4.0 percent.

Here's a map!

As you can see on the map, northern states generally had higher rates than southern states.

The U.S. multiple-jobholding rate has declined gradually since peaking at 6.2 percent in 1996. Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia had lower multiple-jobholding rates in 2012 than in 1996. The largest declines from 1996 to 2012 occurred in Missouri (-3.7 percentage points), Idaho (-3.5 points), and Hawaii (-3.2 points).

This information is based on an article posted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You can get more details in the original article, including a state-by-state look at the current and historical data.

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