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Total time working on longest held job

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For persons aged 25 and older in 1986 and sample persons aged 18 and older in 1988 who have ever worked in their life, TILNGHJOB reports the number of years that the person worked/work for their longest held job.


Changes in the universe and the coding schemes limit the comparability of this variable.


  • 1986: Persons aged 25 and older who have ever worked
  • 1987: Half sample persons aged 18+ who have ever worked
  • 1988: Sample persons aged 18+ who have ever worked


  • 1986-1988