The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women. For more than 4 decades, NLS data have served as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers.
Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY97 cumulative number of jobs held from age 18 through age 32 in 1998-2017, by age and sex.
Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY97 percent of weeks employed from age 18 through age 32 in 1998-2017, by educational attainment, race and Hispanic orLatino ethnicity.
Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY79 cumulative number of jobs held from age 18 through age 52 in 1978-2016, by age and sex.
//NLSOY ZUNI3PO 07/26/2023//Persons born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957-64) held an average of 12.4
jobs from ages 18 to 54. Nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24.
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//NLSYTH Test 07/26/2023//A longitudinal study of Americans born in the early 1980s reveals that individuals held anaverage of 8.2 jobs from ages 18 through 32. Over half of these jobs were held between theages of 18 and 22.
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