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Table 7. Duration of longest job held with a single employer from the time a person left high school to age 21 by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 7.  Duration of longest job held with a single employer from the time a person left high
school to age 21 by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

                                                          Duration of longest job held

        Characteristic                  No job     1 year or      More than 1       2 years
                                                     less        year but less      or more
                                                                 than 2 years

Total, never enrolled in college.....     6.3         45.1           32.6             16.0
  Less than a high school diploma....     7.7         51.4           29.3             11.6
  High school graduates, no college..     5.7         42.1           34.1             18.1

Men .................................     5.6         44.8           33.4             16.1
  Less than a high school diploma....     6.2         51.2           30.1             12.4
  High school graduates, no college..     5.3         41.9           34.9             17.8

Women ...............................     7.3         45.5           31.3             15.8
  Less than a high school diploma....     9.6         51.7           28.1             10.5
  High school graduates, no college..     6.2         42.5           32.9             18.4

White non-Hispanic...................     3.6         42.2           35.5             18.7
  Less than a high school diploma....     3.2         49.8           33.8             13.1
  High school graduates, no college..     3.8         39.0           36.2             21.0

Black non-Hispanic...................    14.0         53.4           23.9              8.7
  Less than a high school diploma....    20.6         53.7           18.8              7.0
  High school graduates, no college..     9.9         53.2           27.2              9.7
    
Hispanic or Latino...................     7.5         45.8           33.3             13.4
  Less than a high school diploma....     6.0         54.2           28.1             11.7
  High school graduates, no college..     8.2         41.4           36.1             14.3

   NOTE:  The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women who
were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996.  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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Last Modified Date: October 30, 2020