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Table 3. Duration of employment relationship with a single employer for all jobs started from age 18 through age 30 in 1998-2015 by age at start of job, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 3. Duration of employment relationship with a single employer for all jobs started from age 18 through age 30 
in 1998-2015 by age at start of job, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity            
                                                                                                                    
                                                        Cumulative percent distribution of duration of              
                                                               completed employment relationships                   
                                                                                                                    
         Characteristic                                                                                             
                                                                                                        Percent of  
                                           Less than   Less than   Less than   Less than   Less than   jobs ongoing 
                                           1 year      2 years     3 years     6 years     12 years      at age 31  
                                                                                                                    
Total, ages 18 to 24 in 1998-2009 .......     57.7       74.2        81.7        90.7        93.8           6.1     
 Men ....................................     57.3       73.4        80.9        89.8	     93.1           6.8     
 Women ..................................     58.2       75.1        82.6        91.7	     94.6           5.4     
 White, non-Hispanic ....................     57.1       73.5        81.1        90.3        93.7           6.3     
 Black, non-Hispanic ....................     62.5       78.5        85.3        92.6        94.9           5.0     
 Hispanic or Latino .....................     55.3       72.6        80.3        89.9        92.9           6.9     
 Less than a high school diploma ........     64.9       80.2        85.4        92.1        95.3           4.6     
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..     57.2       73.0        80.2        89.0        93.1           6.8     
 Some college or associate degree .......     58.9       75.2        82.4        91.0        94.0           5.9     
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......     55.3       72.6        81.2        91.2        93.8           6.1     
                                                                                                                    
Total, ages 25 to 30 in 2005-2015 .......     32.8       46.5        53.1        61.4        61.6          38.4     
 Men ....................................     31.4       44.5        50.7        59.0        59.2          40.8     
 Women ..................................     34.3       48.5        55.6        64.0        64.0          36.0     
 White, non-Hispanic ....................     32.4       45.5        52.0        60.6        60.8          39.2     
 Black, non-Hispanic ....................     36.9       51.5        58.5        65.9        65.9          34.1     
 Hispanic or Latino .....................     30.6       45.8        52.9        61.0        61.4          38.6     
 Less than a high school diploma ........     45.2       58.9        65.1        73.1        73.2          26.8     
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..     33.7       47.7        53.6        61.8        62.0          38.0     
 Some college or associate degree .......     34.9       49.0        55.3        63.6        63.8          36.2     
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......     27.2       40.2        47.7        56.2        56.3          43.7     
                                                                                                                    
   1 Includes individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED))
credential.
   2 Includes individuals with bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 31 when interviewed in 2015-16. 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 during the
month of the respondent's 31st birthday.



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