Table 2. Number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013 by educational attainment, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and age

Table 2. Number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013
by educational attainment, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and age        
                                                                                   
                                             Average number of jobs for persons ages 
                                                    18 to 28 in 1998-2013(1)         
            Characteristic                                                           
                                                       Ages 18     Ages 22    Ages 25
                                            Total(2)    to 21       to 24      to 28 
                                                                                     
Total, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 .......     7.2        3.9         2.7        2.5  
 Less than a high school diploma ........     6.3        3.4         2.2        2.2  
 High school graduates, no college (3) ..     6.8        3.7         2.4        2.3  
 Some college or associate degree .......     7.4        4.1         2.7        2.5  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4) .......     7.5        3.9         3.1        2.7  
                                                                                     
Men .....................................     7.1        3.7         2.7        2.5  
 Less than a high school diploma ........     6.9        3.8         2.5        2.4  
 High school graduates, no college (3) ..     7.1        3.7         2.6        2.4  
 Some college or associate degree .......     7.2        3.9         2.6        2.5  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4) .......     7.0        3.5         2.9        2.6  
                                                                                     
Women ...................................     7.3        4.0         2.7        2.5  
 Less than a high school diploma ........     5.6        2.9         1.9        1.9  
 High school graduates, no college (3) ..     6.4        3.6         2.1        2.1  
 Some college or associate degree .......     7.6        4.3         2.7        2.5  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4) .......     8.0        4.2         3.2        2.7  
                                                                                     
White, non-Hispanic .....................     7.5        4.1         2.8        2.5  
 Less than a high school diploma ........     7.0        4.0         2.4        2.3  
 High school graduates, no college (3) ..     7.0        3.9         2.4        2.3  
 Some college or associate degree .......     7.6        4.2         2.7        2.5  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4) .......     7.7        4.1         3.2        2.7  
                                                                                     
Black, non-Hispanic .....................     6.8        3.5         2.6        2.4  
 Less than a high school diploma ........     5.0        2.5         1.9        1.7  
 High school graduates, no college (3) ..     6.4        3.2         2.2        2.2  
 Some college or associate degree .......     7.4        3.8         2.7        2.6  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4) .......     7.1        3.5         2.9        2.6  
                                                                                   
Hispanic or Latino ......................     6.5        3.5         2.4        2.4  
 Less than a high school diploma ........     6.2        3.2         2.2        2.4  
 High school graduates, no college (3) ..     6.4        3.5         2.2        2.3  
 Some college or associate degree .......     6.7        3.7         2.5        2.3  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4) .......     6.6        3.3         2.7        2.5  

   1 Time span includes up to the month before the respondent's 29th birthday.
   2 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.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education
Development (GED)) credential.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or
professional degrees, such as law or medical degrees.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 29 when
interviewed in 2013-14. The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists
of young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996.  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.  Educational attainment is
determined during the month of the respondent's 29th birthday.



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