Number of Missourians working two jobs above national average

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More Missourians work two jobs than the national average of about 1 in 20 job holders, says a new Labor Department report.

In Missouri, 5.9 percent of job holders held two or more jobs at the same time in 2014, down from 6.5 percent in 2013. The decrease, however, wasn’t the case nationally, where the 4.9 percent rate held steady from 2013 to 2014.

Economists also haven’t found that the rate correlates to a good or bad economy, as the need to hold multiple jobs could signal hard times, but the ability to find them could indicate an improving job market.

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