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Length of Service


Washington State employees tend to stay with the state longer compared to employees of the federal and other state governments. The median length of service for the state’s workforce has remained steady at 9-10 years for the last four years, compared to 6.4 years for all state governments and 7.9 years in the federal government. (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010) Approximately 14 percent of Washington state employees had one year or less of service.

 

Distribution of Employees by Length of Service
Years of Service Headcount
1 9059
2 5242
3 4239
4 3364
5 2696
6 2606
7 2008
8 2206
9 2562
10 2594
11 2400
12 1974
13 1505
14 1432
15 1344
16 1149
17 1275
18 1581
19 1833
20 1836
21 1355
22 1245
23 1058
24 1014
25 899
26 1070
27 797
28 556
29 511
30 645
31 531
32 363
33 214
34 164
35 161
36 101
37 74
38 54
39 38
40+ 155