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Table 2. Number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 through age 32 in 1998-2017 by educational attainment, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and age

Table 2. Number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 through age 32 in 1998-2017 by educational attainment,
sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and age				

                                                          
                                                                   Average number of jobs for persons
								      ages 18 to 32 in 1998-2017 (1) 
            Characteristic                                                       		
                                                                          Ages 18       Ages 23       Ages 28
                                                           Total (2)       to 22         to 27         to 32    

				
Total, ages 18 to 32 in 1998-2017 .....................       8.2	    4.5	          3.3	        2.3
  Less than a high school diploma  ....................       7.3	    3.9	          2.8		1.9
  High school graduates, no college (3) ...............       7.6	    4.3	  	  3.0		2.0
  Some college or associate degree ....................       8.5	    4.7		  3.3		2.4
  Bachelor's degree and higher (4) ....................       8.5	    4.6		  3.5		2.4

				
Men ...................................................       8.1	    4.4	          3.3	        2.3
  Less than a high school diploma  ....................       8.0	    4.4	          3.1    	2.1
  High school graduates, no college (3) ...............       7.9	    4.4	          3.2		2.2
  Some college or associate degree ....................       8.3	    4.5	          3.3		2.4
  Bachelor's degree and higher (4) ....................       8.0	    4.2	          3.4		2.4

				
Women .................................................       8.3	    4.7	          3.3		2.2
  Less than a high school diploma  ....................       6.5	    3.4	          2.5		1.6
  High school graduates, no college (3) ...............       7.1	    4.1	          2.8		1.8
  Some college or associate degree ....................       8.6	    4.9	          3.3		2.3
  Bachelor's degree or higher (4) .....................       8.8	    4.9	          3.6		2.4


White, non-Hispanic ...................................       8.4	    4.7	          3.3		2.3
  Less than a high school diploma  ....................       8.1	    4.5     	  3.0		2.0
  High school graduates, no college (3) ...............       7.7	    4.5	          3.0		2.0
  Some college or associate degree ....................       8.7	    4.9	          3.3		2.4
  Bachelor's degree and higher (4) ....................       8.6	    4.8	          3.6		2.4

				
Black, non-Hispanic ...................................       7.9	    4.1	          3.2		2.3
  Less than a high school diploma  ....................       5.6	    2.9	          2.2		1.5
  High school graduates, no college (3) ...............       7.2	    3.9	          2.9		1.9
  Some college or associate degree ....................       8.7	    4.4	          3.5		2.5
  Bachelor's degree and higher (4) ....................       8.3	    4.3	          3.4		2.6

				
Hispanic or Latino ....................................       7.4	    4.0	          3.1	        2.1
  Less than a high school diploma .....................       7.2	    3.7		  2.9		2.1
  High school graduates, no college (3) ...............       7.1	    3.8		  2.9		2.1
  Some college or associate degree ....................       7.5	    4.3		  3.0		2.1
  Bachelor's degree and higher (4) ....................       7.8	    4.1		  3.3		2.3

							
   (1) Time span includes up to the month before the respondent's 33rd 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 individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED)) credential.				
   (4) Includes individuals with bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.				
NOTE: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of individuals 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 
33rd birthday.	



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