About 13M U.S. Workers Have More Than One Job

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13 Million U.S. Workers Have More Than One Job

A small but steady number of American workers have more than one job, because either they need extra income or they want to gain more experience or explore different interests.

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Even though the majority of workers held a single job in 2013, 8.3% of workers had more than one job — and most held both jobs for the entire year.

Women were more likely than men to have a second job — 8.8% compared with 8.0%, respectively. While most of these multijob workers only had two jobs, a small percentage (6.9%) worked more than two jobs. 

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