Tuesday, August 12, 2014

One out of Sixteen Oregon Workers Holds Two or More Jobs

Oregon workers were more likely to hold more than one job at a time than our national counterparts in 2013, a trend dating back nearly a decade. Oregon’s multiple-jobholding rate was 6.2 percent, higher than the national rate of 4.9 percent. Twenty-two other states had multiple jobholding rates significantly higher than the national average. Like Oregon, most of the states with high multiple-jobholding rates in 2013 had consistently high rates since estimates became available in 1994.

South Dakota recorded the highest multiple-jobholding rate of any state at 8.9 percent, followed by Vermont (8.8%) and Maine (8.6%). Florida had the lowest multiple-jobholding rate at 3.5 percent.

The U.S. multiple-jobholding rate has declined gradually or remained flat each year since peaking at 6.2 percent in 1996. The U.S. rate has been 4.9 percent since 2010. Most states see similar slow changes. Missouri (+1.2 percentage points) and Louisiana (+1.1 points) had the only statistically significant changes in their multiple-jobholding rates from 2012.

The multiple-jobholding rate is the percent of individuals who hold more than one job at a time. They could be wage or salary workers who hold two or more jobs, self-employed workers who also hold a wage or salary job, or unpaid family members who also hold a wage or salary job.
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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