Table 1. Number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 to age 46 in 1978-2010 by educational attainment, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and age

Table 1. Number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 to age 46 in 1978-2010 by educational attainment,
sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and age
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
                                            Average number of jobs for persons ages 18 to 46 in 1978-2010
         Characteristic                                                                                  
                                                          Ages 18  Ages 25  Ages 30   Ages 35   Ages 40  
                                              Total (1)    to 24    to 29    to 34     to 39     to 46   
                                                                                                         
Total ...................................       11.3        5.5      3.0      2.4       2.1       2.1    
 Less than a high school diploma ........       11.9        5.0      3.0      2.5       2.1       2.0    
 High school graduates, no college (2) ..       10.5        5.0      2.8      2.4       2.0       2.0    
 Some college or associate degree .......       11.8        5.7      3.1      2.5       2.2       2.2    
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3) .......       11.8        6.2      3.1      2.4       2.1       2.1    
                                                                                                         
Men .....................................       11.5        5.7      3.1      2.6       2.1       2.1    
 Less than a high school diploma ........       13.1        5.9      3.6      2.8       2.2       2.2    
 High school graduates, no college (2) ..       10.9        5.3      3.1      2.5       2.0       2.1    
 Some college or associate degree .......       11.8        6.0      3.2      2.6       2.1       2.1    
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3) .......       11.4        5.9      2.9      2.5       2.2       2.1    
                                                                                                         
Women ...................................       11.1        5.3      2.8      2.3       2.0       2.1    
 Less than a high school diploma ........       10.1        3.8      2.3      2.2       2.0       1.8    
 High school graduates, no college (2) ..       10.2        4.7      2.5      2.2       2.0       2.0    
 Some college or associate degree .......       11.8        5.5      3.0      2.4       2.2       2.3    
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3) .......       12.2        6.4      3.2      2.3       1.9       2.1    
                                                                                                         
White non-Hispanic ......................       11.4        5.7      3.0      2.4       2.1       2.1    
 Less than a high school diploma ........       12.5        5.5      3.2      2.7       2.2       2.1    
 High school graduates, no college (2) ..       10.5        5.2      2.8      2.4       2.0       2.0    
 Some college or associate degree .......       11.9        5.9      3.0      2.4       2.1       2.1    
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3) .......       11.8        6.3      3.1      2.4       2.0       2.1    
                                                                                                         
Black non-Hispanic ......................       10.9        4.6      2.9      2.5       2.1       2.2    
 Less than a high school diploma ........       10.3        3.8      2.6      2.1       1.9       1.8    
 High school graduates, no college (2) ..       10.8        4.3      2.8      2.5       2.1       2.2    
 Some college or associate degree .......       11.5        5.2      3.1      2.6       2.4       2.4    
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3) .......       11.1        5.4      3.1      2.7       2.1       2.4    
                                                                                                         
Hispanic or Latino ......................       11.2        4.9      2.8      2.3       2.1       2.2    
 Less than a high school diploma ........       11.2        4.5      2.8      2.2       2.0       2.2    
 High school graduates, no college (2) ..       10.7        5.0      2.7      2.4       2.0       2.2    
 Some college or associate degree .......       11.6        5.1      3.1      2.3       2.2       2.4    
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3) .......       12.2        5.4      2.9      2.6       2.1       2.0    
                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        
   1 Jobs that were held in more than one of the age categories were counted in each appropriate column,
but only once in the total column.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with a bachelor's, master's, professional, or doctoral degrees.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who turned age 18 before January 1, 1978, or who had not yet
turned age 47 when interviewed in 2010-11.
The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 consists of men and women who were born in the years
1957-64 and were ages 14 to 22 when first interviewed in 1979. These individuals were ages 45 to 53 in
2010-11. Educational attainment is defined as of the 2010-11 survey. Race and Hispanic or Latino
ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race groups, which are included in
the overall totals, are not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample is not
sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable estimates.



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