September 21, 2006
The proportion of all wage and salary workers age 16 and over with at least 10 years of tenure with their current employer was 26 percent in January 2006.
Among men, 27 percent had at least 10 years of tenure with their current employer, compared to 25 percent among women.
In January 2006, 16 percent of Hispanic wage and salary workers (age 16 years and over) had been with their current employer for 10 or more years compared with 26 percent of white, 23 percent of black, and 21 percent of Asian workers.
The shorter tenure among Hispanics can be explained, in part, by their relative youth. Nearly 50 percent of Hispanic workers were between the ages of 16 and 34. By contrast, fewer than 40 percent of whites, blacks, or Asians were 16 to 34 years old.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more about how long workers have held their jobs, see "Employee Tenure in 2006," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 06-1563. Data are workers age 16 and over.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Workers with at least ten years of employee tenure, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/sept/wk3/art04.htm (visited November 28, 2015).
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