Median tenure declines among older men, 1983-2000
September 01, 2000
Between 1983 and 2000, median years of job tenure among men age 55 to 64 dropped by about a third.
In January 1983, the median number of years that male wage and salary workers age 55 to 64 had been with their current employer was 15.3 years. As of February 2000, this figure had declined to 10.2 years.
Tenure also fell for men in most other age groups from 1983 to 2000, but not as much as for those 55 to 64 years old. For example, median years of tenure for men age 45 to 54 decreased from 12.8 years in 1983 to 9.5 in 2000.
These data are from a supplement to the Current Population Survey. The questions on tenure measure how long workers had been with their current employer at the time they were surveyed, not how long they will eventually stay with their employer. See Employee Tenure in 2000, news release USDL 00-245 for more information.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median tenure declines among older men, 1983-2000 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/aug/wk4/art05.htm (visited January 20, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.