When one job isn’t enough
September 12, 2000
More than 8-1/2 million workers held two or more jobs in May 1997. Four out of ten did so to meet regular household expenses or to pay off debts.
Other common reasons included enjoying work on the second job, wanting to save for the future, wanting to get experience or build up a business, and wanting some extra money to buy something special.
These data are from a supplement to the Current Population Survey. For additional information on reasons for multiple jobholding read "When one job is not enough," Issues in Labor Statistics (PDF 33K) (Summary 00-15).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, When one job isn’t enough on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/sept/wk2/art02.htm (visited December 04, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.