Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130304
Authors: 
Hirsch, Barry
Husain, Muhammad M.
Winters, John V.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9630
Abstract: 
About 5 percent of U.S. workers hold multiple jobs, which can exacerbate or mitigate employment changes over the business cycle. Theory is ambiguous and prior literature is not fully conclusive. We examine the relationship between multiple job holding and local unemployment rates using a large Current Population Survey data set of workers in urban labor markets during 1998-2013. High unemployment labor markets have moderately lower rates of multiple job holding. Yet no relationship between multiple job holding and unemployment is found within markets over time, with near zero estimates being precisely estimated. The response of multiple job holding to unemployment is acyclic.
Subjects: 
multiple jobs
local labor markets
business cycle
JEL: 
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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