Average Number of Jobs Held from Ages 18 to 40 in 1978 to 2004

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 592):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 47 rows and 7 columns.

For persons 39 to 48 in 2004-05. A job is an uninterrupted period of work with a particular employer. Educational attainment as of 2004-05. Based on the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979; see source for details


  1. Jobs held in more than one age category were counted in each category, but
    only once in the total.
  2. Includes other races, not shown separately.
  3. Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.