Are More People Working?


The December BLS report showed that 324,000 more people having multiple jobs.  Headline for the Establishment data (from employers) was 292,000 more jobs. If those 2 numbers are correct then 32,000 fewer people were working in December. The Establishment Survey is of jobs. Someone with 2 jobs is counted twice.  But the Household survey shows 485,000 more people said they were working.  What does this mean? I would guess that it means that during the Christmas shopping season more people had 2 jobs.  This implies that the jobs number for December was inflated by those 2-job people.

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