Millennials might have a reputation for job-hopping, but they actually stay at jobs longer than their older counterparts did when they were the same age.
In January 2016, 63.4% of millennial workers (ages 18 to 35) had been at their current job at least 13 months, according to the Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2000, when Gen Xers were in the same age bracket, 59.9% reported the same job tenure.
One factor that might lead to these higher levels of stability is education, according to a news release from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, D.C.
In 2016, among 25- to 30-year-old employees, 38% of men and 46% of women had earned at least a bachelor’s degree. In 2000, those numbers were lower—31% of men and 34% of women.