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.

Median years of tenure with current employer, employed wage and salary workers by occupation, selected years, 2000-06
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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.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employee tenure by occupation, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/sept/wk2/art02.htm (visited October 25, 2014).

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