Table 4. Percent holding a job and duration of employment relationship with a single employer for all jobs from age 18 through age 26 in 1998-2011 by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 4. Percent holding a job and duration of employment relationship with a single employer for all jobs from age 18 through
age 26 in 1998-2011 by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

                                                                      Percent distribution of duration of employment
                                                           Percent                       relationships
                                                            ever                More than 1          Ongoing at the
              Characteristic                               held a      1 year    year but    2 years    2011 - 12
                                                            job       or less   less than    or more     survey
                                                                                 2 years     
Total, ages 18 to 26 in 1998-2011 .......................  99.1         56.8      14.4        12.9        15.8
  Less than a high school diploma .......................  95.9         66.2      12.3         9.6        11.9
  High school graduates, no college (1) .................  99.2         57.8      14.0        12.9        15.3
  Some college or associate degree ......................  99.4         56.8      14.4        13.0        15.8
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ......................  99.8         53.2      15.5        13.8        17.5

Men ....................................................   99.3         56.4      14.0        12.8        16.8
  Less than a high school diploma ......................   98.3         63.0      13.8        10.0        13.3
  High school graduates, no college (1) ................   99.7         57.0      14.1        13.1        15.8
  Some college or associate degree .....................   99.1         55.9      13.9        13.0        17.2
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .....................   99.5         53.9      14.3        13.1        18.7

Women ..................................................   99.0         57.3      14.9        13.0        14.8
  Less than a high school diploma ......................   93.1         70.2      10.5         9.0        10.2
  High school graduates, no college (1) ................   98.4         59.0      13.9        12.5        14.6
  Some college or associate degree .....................   99.6         57.8      14.9        13.0        14.4
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .....................    (3)         52.5      16.5        14.3        16.7

White, non-Hispanic ....................................   99.4         56.3      14.4        13.3        16.0
  Less than a high school diploma ......................   96.9         67.4      11.4         9.7        11.5
  High school graduates, no college (1) ................   99.5         56.6      13.8        13.7        15.9
  Some college or associate degree .....................   99.5         56.6      14.2        13.4        15.9
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .....................   99.8         53.4      15.7        13.8        17.1

Black, non-Hispanic ....................................   97.9         61.4      13.9        10.1        14.5
  Less than a high school diploma ......................   91.6         69.8      12.0         7.1        11.1
  High school graduates, no college (1) ................   97.9         62.7      14.1         9.8        13.5
  Some college or associate degree .....................   99.0         61.0      14.1         9.7        15.1
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .....................    (3)         53.7      14.5        14.3        17.5

Hispanic or Latino .....................................   99.1         54.3      15.3        13.8        16.6
  Less than a high school diploma ......................   97.2         59.2      14.1        11.2        15.5
  High school graduates, no college (1) ................   99.5         55.5      15.0        14.1        15.3
  Some college or associate degree .....................   99.2         53.7      15.4        13.9        17.0
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .....................    (3)         49.4      16.5        15.1        19.1


   1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED)) credential.
   2 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or professional degrees such as law or medical degrees.
   3 Number rounds to 100 percent.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 27 when interviewed in 2011-12. 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 as of age 27.



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