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Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Labor Force, 1991 to 1993


(Note: The figures in parentheses signify the 90-percent confidence intervals of the estimates.)

The median spell length of unemployment in the 1991-93 period was 2.6 (+/-.1) months, not significantly different from the comparable 1990-92 estimate.

Of the men age 25 to 54 who found full-time jobs in the 1991-93 period, 23 (+/-2.8) percent were paid less than $215 a week but another 23 (+/-2.6) percent were paid $600 a week or more.

The proportion of women age 25 to 54 entering full-time jobs paying $400 a week or more rose from about 15 (+/-2.4) percent in the 1984-86 period to 23 (+/-3.1) percent in the 1991-93 period.

The proportion of men age 25 to 54 experiencing a full-time job change and covered by health insurance provided through an employer fell from 49 (+/- 4.2) percent on the old job to 32 (+/-3.9) percent on the new job.

In 1991, persons entering or leaving jobs or transferring jobs between industries (labor turnover) averaged 7.5 million or 7.1 percent of average monthly wage and salary employment.

Average monthly labor turnover in 1991 in retail trade was 9.8 percent and this industry accounted for the largest share of total turnover actions of all industries.

Average monthly labor turnover in 1991 was highest for young workers age 16 to 24 at 15.8 (+/-1.3) percent.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Labor Force Statistics |  Last Revised: 2013-02-11T13:06:41.241-05:00