A College Degree Just Might Get You a Side Job

One chart shows the rise of the overeducated underemployed.

Good at multitasking.

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A lot of Americans are doing work on the side these days. This isn't apparent in the monthly employment data, which showed only 4.6 percent of workers holding multiple jobs in June, down from more than 6 percent in the mid-1990s. But evidence has been emerging in dribs and drabs from other sources. Here's a new drib, courtesy of the Federal Reserve Board's "Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2015," which came out in May but hasn't gotten a whole lot of attention:

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