jobholder

noun
job·​hold·​er | \ ˈjäb-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce jobholder (audio) \

Definition of jobholder

: a person having a regular job

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more jobholders than the state agency has ever had in the past
Recent Examples on the Web Today, women comprise more than half of US jobholders, with 76 million women working in full- or part- time roles, and their labor accounted for $7.6 trillion—or 40% of annual US gross domestic product in 2017. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Why US businesses are opining on a Supreme Court case about contraception," 2 May 2020 Women have replaced men as the majority of jobholders and participation for prime-age women has hit a record 19-year high, according to Labor Department data released earlier this month. Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: Lara Trump has a message for women: It's OK to like Donald Trump even if you don't love his style," 25 Feb. 2020 The figures mark a divergence from the United States, where women eclipsed men as the majority of jobholders. Washington Post, "Report: Switch to renewable power picking up speed," 30 Jan. 2020 Among employed college graduates, one-third were in fields where a majority of jobholders considered college degrees unnecessary. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, "What Is the Purpose of High School?," 25 July 2019 Prior jobholder resigned in March after failing to appreciate the bank’s new status as a public utility. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Wells Fargo: Help Wanted," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of jobholder

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jobholder was in 1904

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“Jobholder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jobholder. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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