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Fact of the Week: 27 August 2012


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Younger Baby Boomers Held an Average of 2 Different Jobs from Age 35-46

"The average person born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957-1964) held 11.3 jobs from age 18 to age 46. Nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24. These baby boomers held an average of 5.5 jobs while ages 18 to 24. The average fell to 3 jobs from ages 25 to 29, to 2.4 jobs from ages 30 to 34, and to 2.1 jobs from ages 35 to 39 and also from ages 40 to 46," according to a 2012 analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2012). Number of jobs held and job duration for baby boomers, 1978-2010. TED: The editor's desk. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from www.bls.gov.

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