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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 9:07 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Hawai'i shares 12th place for multiple-job workers

Advertiser Staff

Eight percent of Hawai'i residents held two or more jobs in 2005, about 2.7 percent higher than the national average.

The state-by-state multiple-job holders annual statistics were released Monday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The data is based on a survey of about 60,000 households selected to represent the United State's population 16 and older. It is conducted by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hawai'i and Idaho rank 12th in multiple-jobs holdings. Hawai'i's number of multiple-job holders is up .4 percent from 2004, while Idaho is down .6 percent.

For the Aloha State, the increase comes despite having the lowest jobless rate in the country (2.3 percent).

The national average for multiple-job holders in 2005 was 5.3 percent, down .1 percent from 2004.

North Dakota and Wyoming, each at 9.9, had the highest percentage of residents holding mulitple jobs.

Twenty-three states experienced decreases in multiple-job holders from 2004 to 2005, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, and 21 states and the District of Columbia recorded increases. Six states had no change.