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This is a significantly lower percentage than what it was during the 1980s and 1990s.
However, there is one group still working multiple jobs: millennials.
More than five percent of people in their early 20s are likely to work more than one job, according to BLS data.
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In 2011, The New York Times profiled 26-year-old Roger Fierro, who had four jobs: “working as a bilingual-curriculum specialist for the textbook publisher Pearson; handling estate sales and online marketing for a store that sells vintage items; setting up an online store for a custom piñata maker; and developing reality-show ideas for a production company.”
As of June 25, 2011, Fierro, who had a degree in international studies and Latin American studies, had earned about $1,800 for the month, according to the Times.
The Times also profiled a recent graduate who has to babysit five nights a week — in addition to her full-time job — and actress who who assists dance instructors and babysits to make ends meet.
Writing by Abby Rogers, Editing by Margarita Noriega