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Workers Taking Second Jobs Just To Make Ends Meet

Jobs fare

At a glance

  • A survey found 44% of workers took on second jobs to make ends meet, and 28% said inflation was the reason they took on an extra job.
  • The July jobs report showed labor-force participation dropped t o 62.1% in July, significantly lower than the pre-pandemic rate.
  • “Collapsing real wages force many workers to moonlight to pay the bills,” said economist Peter Schiff.

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