“I’m meeting people who are working two and three jobs. … People in America are working. They’re working two and three jobs.”
— Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.)
Harris carefully suggests this is anecdotal. That’s because is not borne out in official data.
The number of people who are working two or three jobs is pretty small.
There are more than 162 million people with jobs. But only 325,000 people had two full-time jobs in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An additional 4.4 million had both a full-time job and a part-time job, while nearly 2 million were juggling part-time jobs.
In all, there are 7.8 million people who hold more than one job — just 5 percent of Americans with jobs.