Employee tenure by occupation, 2006
September 12, 2006
The median number of years that workers in management, professional, and related occupations had been with their current employer was 5.2 years in January 2006; in February 2000, employee tenure for these workers was 4.6 years.
Within the management, professional, and related occupations group, employees with jobs in architecture and engineering occupations and management occupations had the longest tenure in January 2006.
In 2006, median tenure for workers in service occupations was the lowest of any major occupation group, 2.8 years. Among employees working in service occupations, food service workers had the lowest median tenure.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Employee Tenure in 2006," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 06-1563.
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