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Table 2. Duration of employment relationships with a single employer for all jobs started from age 18 to age 48 in 1978-2012 by age at start of job, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 2. Duration of employment relationships with a single employer for all jobs started from 
age 18 to age 48 in 1978 - 2012 by age at start of job, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

				   Cumulative percent distribution of duration
				     of completed employment relationships   
Age at the start of job 	       		          			       Percent
    and characteristic                         					       of jobs
                           Less than   Less than   Less than   Less than   Less than   Ongoing
                            1 year      2 years     5 years     10 years    15 years   in 2012

Ages 18 to 24 ..........    69.1         82.8        92.8        96.3        97.5        1.4

  Men ..................    69.2         82.8        92.5        96.1        97.2        1.5
  Women ................    69.0         82.8        93.2        96.6        97.7        1.2

  White non-Hispanic ...    68.8         82.6        92.7        96.2        97.3        1.5
  Black non-Hispanic ...    71.4         84.9        93.9        97.1        98.0        1.0
  Hispanic or Latino ...    68.8         82.1        92.4        96.5        97.7        1.2

Ages 25 to 29 ..........    56.1         72.9        86.8        92.7        94.9        3.3

  Men ..................    55.7         72.3        85.7        91.8        94.2        3.9
  Women ................    56.6         73.6        88.0        93.8        95.8        2.7

  White non-Hispanic ...    54.8         71.7        86.0        92.2        94.6        3.5
  Black non-Hispanic ...    60.8         77.1        89.7        94.3        95.9        2.5
  Hispanic or Latino ...    60.6         76.3        88.1        93.7        95.9        2.8

Ages 30 to 34 ..........    47.8         64.5        82.9        90.9        93.7        5.4

  Men ..................    47.6         64.0        82.2        90.0        93.1        6.0
  Women ................    47.9         65.1        83.5        91.9        94.3        4.8

  White non-Hispanic ...    46.2         62.8        81.9        90.3        93.2        5.8
  Black non-Hispanic ...    53.1         71.1        86.5        93.3        95.8        3.5
  Hispanic or Latino ...    49.7         66.7        84.2        92.0        94.3        4.6

Ages 35 to 39 ..........    37.8         55.5        76.3        86.6        89.6       10.2
           
  Men ..................    36.7         55.2        75.5        85.9        89.0       10.7
  Women ................    38.9         55.8        77.1        87.2        90.2        9.7

  White non-Hispanic ...    36.5         54.0        74.7        85.5        88.7       11.1
  Black non-Hispanic ...    42.3         60.9        82.1        90.7        92.9        6.7
  Hispanic or Latino ...    42.4         58.9        80.0        88.7        91.5        8.3

Ages 40 to 48 ..........    32.0         50.0        69.0        (1)         (1)        23.5
    
  Men ..................    30.1         47.5        67.6        (1)         (1)        24.6
  Women ................    33.9         52.3        70.3        (1)         (1)        22.3

  White non-Hispanic ...    31.1         48.9        67.3        (1)         (1)        24.8
  Black non-Hispanic ...    35.6         54.9        74.9        (1)         (1)        18.4
  Hispanic or Latino ...    32.6         50.5        73.6        (1)         (1)        19.7


  1 Estimates are not presented for these categories because most sample members were not yet
old enough at the time of the 2012-13 survey to have completed jobs of these durations.
  NOTE: The age category of 18 to 24 excludes individuals who turned age 18 before Jan. 1, 1978.
The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 consists of men and women who were born in the
years 1957-64 and were ages 14 to 22 when first interviewed in 1979. These individuals were ages
47 to 56 in 2012-13. 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.



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