September 20, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employee tenure in January 2012

Median years of tenure with current employer for employed wage and salary workers, aged 16 years and over, by industry, January 2012
Industry Median years of tenure

Total, all industries

4.6
Private sector

Total

4.2

Agricultural and related industries

4.1

Nonagricultural and related industries

4.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

3.5

Construction

4.3

Manufacturing

6.0

Wholesale and retail trade

3.7

Transportation and utilities

5.6

Information

5.4

Financial activities

4.9

Professional and business services

3.8

Education and health services

4.4

Leisure and hospitality

2.4

Other services

3.8
Public sector

Total

7.8

Federal government

9.5

State government

6.4

Local government

8.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Employee tenure in January 2012.

 

Distribution of employed wage and salary workers by tenure with current employer, aged 16 years and over, January 2012
Tenure Percent distribution

12 months or less

21.1

13 to 23 months

6.3

2 years

4.9

3 to 4 years

16.6

5 to 9 years

21.8

10 to 14 years

12.5

15 to 19 years

6.1

20 years or more

10.6

These data are featured in the TED article, Employee tenure in January 2012.

 

 

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