The primary reasons workers continue to work multiple jobs is due to pay gains that have been disappointingly moderate and employers slow to increase hours and benefits. (Photo: Shutetrstock)

The U.S. labor market has come a long way in recent years, but one key measure has barely budged — reflecting lukewarm wage gains as well as broader shifts in the economy.

Multiple-job holders made up 5.1 percent of the total employed in August, and the share has been hovering around 5 percent since the expansion began in mid-2009.

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