Multiple Job Holding in Utah

By Mark Knold, Chief Economist

The number of Utah workers holding a second job has increased by nearly 50% across the past 20 years, numbering nearly 60,000 just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Multiple job holding is defined as holding two jobs simultaneously during a calendar quarter. The primary job is the one with the highest wage earnings. The secondary job is the one with the lower wage earnings.

Although the number of second jobs has increased in the past 20 years, the overall percentage of Utah workers holding a second job has hovered around 6%. Nationally, the multiple job holding percentage has declined, and currently is estimated at 5.2% of all payroll employment. More...

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Utah’s Employment Summary: January 2022

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January’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.2%, with approximately 37,400 Utahns unemployed. Utah’s December unemployment rate is revised to 2.3%. The January national unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0%. More...