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.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employee tenure by occupation, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/sept/wk2/art02.htm (visited July 31, 2014).
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