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National Longitudinal Surveys

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Americans born in the early 1980s hold an average of 8.2 jobs from ages 18 through 32

05/05/2020

A longitudinal study of Americans born in the early 1980s reveals that individuals held an average of 8.2 jobs from ages 18 through 32. Over half of these jobs were held between the ages of 18 and 22. Individuals were employed for an average of 75 percent of weeks from ages 18 to 32.
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Persons born in the latter years of the baby boom hold 12.3 jobs from ages 18 to 52

08/22/2019

Individuals born in the latter years of the baby boom held an average of 12.3 jobs from ages 18 to 52, with nearly half of these jobs held from ages 18 to 24.
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