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Displacement Rates of Long-Tenured Workers in the U.S. by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 1981–2000

The following table shows the rate that long-tenured workers in the United States permanently lost jobs they held for three or more years.Rates are given by age, sex, and race for the years 1981 to 2000.

Characteristic 1981–
1982
1983–
1984
1985–
1986
1987–
1988
1989–
1990
1991–
1992
1993–
1994
1995–
1996
1997–
1998
1999–
2000
Total                    
 Total, 20 years and older 3.9 3.1 3.1 2.4 3.1 3.9 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.5
  20 to 24 years 4.0 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.7
  25 to 54 years 4.0 3.3 3.3 2.5 3.1 3.9 3.4 2.9 2.3 2.5
   25 to 34 years 5.0 3.9 3.5 2.5 3.1 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.2 2.3
   35 to 44 years 3.8 3.1 3.3 2.7 3.2 4.0 3.4 3.0 2.4 2.5
   45 to 54 years 3.0 2.6 3.0 2.2 3.1 3.9 3.4 3.0 2.4 2.6
  55 years and older 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.2 3.1 4.4 3.1 3.3 3.1 2.6
   55 to 64 years 3.8 3.1 3.0 2.3 3.3 4.5 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.7
   65 years and older 3.2 2.9 2.3 1.9 2.4 3.8 3.2 3.5 2.9 2.1
  Men, 20 years and older 4.3 3.2 3.3 2.4 3.2 4.1 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.4
  Women, 20 years and older 3.4 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.8 3.5 3.2 3.2 2.5 2.6
White                    
 Total, 20 years and older 3.8 3.1 3.1 2.4 3.0 3.8 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.5
  Men 4.2 3.2 3.3 2.4 3.2 4.1 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.4
  Women 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.8 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.6 2.6
Black                    
 Total, 20 years and older 4.8 3.9 3.4 2.0 3.5 3.8 3.5 2.7 2.3 3.0
  Men 5.3 4.0 4.1 1.6 3.9 3.9 4.2 2.6 2.6 3.1
  Women 4.3 3.8 2.6 2.4 3.2 3.7 2.9 2.8 2.0 2.9
Hispanic origin                    
 Total, 20 years and older 4.3 3.9 3.9 2.9 4.3 4.7 3.6 4.0 3.1 2.0
  Men 4.3 3.9 4.1 2.6 4.1 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.7 1.2
  Women 4.4 3.8 3.5 3.3 4.7 3.8 3.1 5.3 3.7 3.4
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: www.bls.gov/mls/mls00ext.pdf .

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