Who's Working Multiple Jobs?
From the popularity of the "side hustle" to the debates on minimum wage, there's a lot of talk about Americans working two or more jobs. What do the data have to say about it?
A recent Economic Synopses article by Stéphane Auray, David L. Fuller, and Guillaume Vandenbroucke looked at data from the Current Population Survey to determine trends in the population of Americans holding multiple jobs. Only about 5 percent of employed workers hold multiple jobs, and at least 50 percent of those have a full-time job plus a part-time job. The trends in who holds more than one job have been changing since 1994; today, women and those with advanced degrees are the most likely to work more than one job. Multiple jobholders are also slightly more likely to have more children than people with a single job.
Read the full article here.
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