job·​hold·​er ˈjäb-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce jobholder (audio)
: a person having a regular job

Examples of jobholder in a Sentence

more jobholders than the state agency has ever had in the past
Recent Examples on the Web An aging population, tighter immigration laws, fewer multiple jobholders and residual effects from the pandemic (long Covid, child care and adult care challenges, for instance) have led to constraints on the number of workers, while demand for labor has been strong. Dana Peterson, CNN, 4 Apr. 2023 It’s neither racist nor misogynistic to point that out when the jobholder happens to be Harris. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 25 Feb. 2020 The figures mark a divergence from the United States, where women eclipsed men as the majority of jobholders. Washington Post, 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, 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, 12 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jobholder was in 1904

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“Jobholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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job·​hold·​er ˈjäb-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce jobholder (audio)
: one having a regular job
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