Best Wishes and Some BLS Follow Up
So sorry to hear that you are leaving! But please know that it has been a pleasure working with you; wishing you all of the best.
Your post is bittersweet for me; you are announcing your departure but you used some numbers that I think that I produced. I have been at the BLS for 14 years, and have worked in a few different programs. I produced the base tabulations that were published from late 2010 to early 2013. There are two NLS surveys known as the 1979 and the 1997 surveys. These separate surveys follow cohorts of people over their lives and collects data on pretty much all of their life events. This is one of the few surveys that collects data on those folks who even spent time in prison. I have not checked the publications in a while, but yes, there is a direct relationship between age and the average number of jobs held. As the cohorts get older, the number of jobs will plateau because people will start to retire. But yes, you are right on target. Of course the number of jobs varies by educational attainment, gender (women may drop out of the workforce to raise children but then reenter later) and job tenure can vary by type of job (albeit 10 months may be tad on the short side - SMILE). But yes, please rest assured that career-wise, you are age and stage appropriate.
The NLS surveys are two of the hidden gems of the BLS. Although they do not get as much face time as the PFEI (Principle Federal Economic Indicators like employment, unemployment, CPI, producer prices, etc.), they have a lot of data that is available for researchers.
Wow, I am sorry to hear that you are moving on, but glad to see that you gave a shout-out to the NLS. Best wishes on your career journey!