Table 2. Duration of employment relationships with a single employer for all jobs started from ages 18 to 52 in 1978-2016 by age at start of job, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 2. Duration of employment relationships with a single employer for all jobs started
from ages 18 to 52 in 1978-2016 by age at start of job, sex, race, and Hispanic or    
Latino ethnicity                                                                         
                                                                                         
                               Cumulative percent distribution of duration        Percent
                                  of completed employment relationships           of jobs
 Age at the start of job                                                          ongoing
   and characteristic      Less than  Less than  Less than  Less than  Less than  in 2016
                            1 year    2 years    5 years    10 years   15 years          
                                                                                         
Ages 18 to 24 (1).......    70.1       83.5	   93.0	       96.4	   97.5	     1.0 
                                                                                         
  Men ..................    70.4       83.7	   92.7	       96.2	   97.4	     1.1
  Women ................    69.6       83.2	   93.3	       96.6	   97.7	     0.9
 	 		 	 	 	 
  White non-Hispanic ...    69.8       83.3	   92.9	       96.3        97.4	     1.0
  Black non-Hispanic ...    72.2       85.2	   94.0	       97.0	   98.0	     0.8
  Hispanic or Latino ...    69.9       82.6	   92.5	       96.4	   97.6	     0.9
 	 		 	 	 	 
Ages 25 to 34 ..........    53.0       69.6	   85.4	       92.1	   94.5	     3.4
 	 		 	 	 	 
  Men ..................    52.8       69.3	   84.5	       91.2	   93.7	     3.9
  Women ................    53.3       70.1	   86.3	       93.1	   95.3	     2.7
 	 		 	 	 	 
  White non-Hispanic ...    51.7       68.3	   84.6	       91.6	   94.1	     3.6
  Black non-Hispanic ...    57.6       74.6	   88.3	       94.0	   96.0	     2.2
  Hispanic or Latino ...    55.6       72.2	   86.5	       93.1	   95.3	     3.0
 	 		 	 	 	 
Ages 35 to 44 ..........    35.8       53.8        74.8	        (*)	    (*)	     9.6
 	 		 	 	 	 
  Men ..................    34.5       52.9	   74.0	        (*)	    (*)	    10.4
  Women ................    37.0       54.7	   75.5	        (*)	    (*)	     8.7
 	 		 	 	 	 
  White non-Hispanic ...    34.5       52.4	   73.2	        (*)	    (*)	    10.3
  Black non-Hispanic ...    39.4       58.6	   80.2	        (*)	    (*)	     7.0
  Hispanic or Latino ...    38.8       56.1	   78.6	        (*)	    (*)	     7.8
 	 		 	 	 	 
Ages 45 to 52 (2).......    29.4       46.3	    (*)	        (*)	    (*)	    25.3
 	 		 	 	 	 
  Men ..................    26.8       43.9	    (*)	        (*)	    (*)	    26.6
  Women ................    31.8       48.5	    (*)	        (*)	    (*)	    24.0
 	 		 	 	 	 
  White non-Hispanic ...    28.2       44.9	    (*)	        (*)	    (*)	    26.4
  Black non-Hispanic ...    34.0       52.5	    (*)	        (*)	    (*)	    21.3
  Hispanic or Latino ...    31.6       49.0	    (*)	        (*)	    (*)	    22.5
                                                                                       
   (1) This category excludes individuals who turned age 18 before January 1, 1978.
   (2) This category excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 53 when interviewed
in 2016-17.
   (*)  Estimates are not presented for these categories because most sample members were
not yet old enough at the time of the 2016-17 survey to have completed jobs of these durations.

Note: 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 51 to 60 in 2016-17. 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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