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October, 1988, Vol. 111, No. 10
Occupational tenure in 1987: many
workers have remained in their fields
Max L. Carey
Economist, Division of Economic Growth and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Generally, men have been in their current occupations longer than have women, whites longer than blacks, and college graduates longer than those with less education; almost half of the 55- to 59- year-olds have been in their current occupations at least 20 years.
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