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Millennials Aren't Job-Hopping Any Faster Than Generation X Did

By Pew Researcher Center

April 20, 2017

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Millennial workers, those ages 18 to 35, are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults, according to recently released U.S. Department of Labor data.

And among the college-educated, Millennials have longer track records with their employers than Generation X workers did in 2000 when they were the same age as today's Millennials.

One factor that may be contributing to Millennials staying with employers longer is their relatively high levels of education, which is typically associated with longer tenure. Among 25- to 35-year-old workers in 2016, 38% of Millennial men and 46% of Millennial women had completed at least a bachelor's degree. The Gen X workforce back in 2000 had significantly lower levels of educational attainment.

From Pew Research Center
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