Most hourly workers aren't getting enough time on the job to make ends meet, and so many are resorting to juggling multiple jobs – or just leaving jobs with paltry hours altogether, according to Snagajob's report, "State of the Hourly Worker 2017."

The Arlington, Vairginia-based online jobsite surveyed more than 2,000 hourly workers and found that 42 percent are not meeting monthly expenses, up from 31 percent in 2016. A majority (73 percent) of respondents want to work at least 40 hours per week, but only 67 percent are able to fulfill those hours. As a result, 74 percent of workers are open to working multiple jobs.

But perhaps most ominously for employers using hourly workers: 89 percent of currently employed workers are actively looking for another job – and nearly half want to leave their primary employer altogether.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.