July 31, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Number of jobs held and job duration for baby boomers, 1978–2010

Average number of jobs for persons ages 18 to 46, by age and sex, 1978–2010
Age Total Men Women

Total, 18 to 46

11.3 11.5 11.1

18 to 24

5.5 5.7 5.3

25 to 29

3.0 3.1 2.8

30 to 34

2.4 2.6 2.3

35 to 39

2.1 2.1 2.0

40 to 46

2.1 2.1 2.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Number of jobs held and job duration for baby boomers, 1978–2010.

 
Duration of employment relationships with a single employer for all jobs started from age 18 to 46, by age at start of job, 1978–2010
Age Percent ended
Less than 1 year Less than 2 years Less than 5 years Less than 10 years

18 to 24

69.1 82.9 92.9 96.4

25 to 29

56.2 73.1 87.0 93.0

30 to 34

47.8 64.7 82.8 90.9

35 to 39

37.6 55.4 76.3 86.0

40 to 46

32.8 50.8 69.0 (1)

Footnotes:
(1) Estimates for age 40-46, less than 10 years, are not presented because most sample members were not yet old enough at the time.

These data are featured in the TED article, Number of jobs held and job duration for baby boomers, 1978–2010.

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