HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
33. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2012
Unemployed Percent of jobseekers using method Average
number of
methods
used
Total Job-
seekers
Contacted
employer
directly
Sent out
resumes
or filled
out
applications
Placed
or
answered
ads
Contacted
friends
or
relatives
Public
employ-
ment
agency
Private
employ-
ment
agency
Other

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

12,506 11,322 51.3 56.3 18.4 28.5 19.3 8.6 15.4 2.0

16 to 19 years

1,397 1,338 48.6 61.6 13.5 21.0 8.3 3.3 9.5 1.7

20 to 24 years

2,054 1,921 51.4 58.3 16.8 24.0 16.3 6.5 14.4 1.9

25 to 34 years

2,764 2,512 52.3 58.7 19.0 28.3 21.3 9.1 15.4 2.0

35 to 44 years

2,158 1,908 52.0 55.9 19.4 31.1 23.0 10.8 16.4 2.1

45 to 54 years

2,181 1,937 52.5 53.6 20.8 32.7 23.2 11.0 17.2 2.1

55 to 64 years

1,470 1,293 50.9 50.9 19.4 32.5 21.6 10.0 18.0 2.0

65 years and over

482 413 44.5 44.8 17.8 31.1 15.1 5.9 18.9 1.8

Men, 16 years and over

6,771 6,016 52.5 53.6 18.1 30.6 20.1 8.9 15.6 2.0

16 to 19 years

787 758 48.7 60.7 14.1 23.0 8.6 3.6 9.4 1.7

20 to 24 years

1,163 1,067 52.5 55.4 16.6 25.8 17.1 6.9 13.6 1.9

25 to 34 years

1,476 1,304 53.7 56.1 18.6 30.2 21.8 9.3 15.8 2.1

35 to 44 years

1,124 961 54.4 52.9 20.3 34.9 25.3 11.3 17.2 2.2

45 to 54 years

1,142 990 53.7 49.4 20.1 34.8 25.1 11.7 18.8 2.1

55 to 64 years

811 705 52.4 48.4 18.5 34.4 21.6 10.2 17.2 2.0

65 years and over

268 230 45.7 44.7 17.3 32.1 15.1 6.5 18.8 1.8

Women, 16 years and over

5,734 5,306 49.8 59.2 18.6 26.2 18.5 8.2 15.3 2.0

16 to 19 years

609 580 48.4 62.8 12.7 18.3 7.9 3.0 9.6 1.6

20 to 24 years

891 854 50.0 62.0 17.0 21.8 15.3 6.0 15.5 1.9

25 to 34 years

1,288 1,208 50.8 61.5 19.4 26.3 20.8 8.8 15.0 2.0

35 to 44 years

1,034 947 49.5 58.9 18.6 27.2 20.7 10.3 15.7 2.0

45 to 54 years

1,039 947 51.3 58.1 21.5 30.5 21.3 10.3 15.6 2.1

55 to 64 years

659 588 49.2 54.0 20.4 30.2 21.6 9.9 18.9 2.1

65 years and over

214 183 43.0 44.9 18.5 29.8 15.1 5.2 19.0 1.8

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

8,915 7,939 51.7 55.9 19.0 28.4 18.3 8.2 16.2 2.0

Men

4,931 4,298 52.9 53.5 18.7 30.5 19.2 8.7 16.5 2.0

Women

3,985 3,640 50.2 58.8 19.3 25.9 17.2 7.6 15.8 2.0

Black or African American

2,544 2,406 50.5 56.3 16.6 28.3 23.2 9.2 12.8 2.0

Men

1,292 1,211 51.4 53.3 16.8 30.0 23.5 9.2 12.2 2.0

Women

1,252 1,195 49.6 59.4 16.3 26.6 22.9 9.2 13.5 2.0

Asian

483 455 51.5 55.6 20.5 34.9 17.4 11.8 18.2 2.1

Men

249 234 53.3 52.8 19.3 36.3 19.2 12.1 18.3 2.1

Women

234 221 49.5 58.6 21.9 33.4 15.4 11.4 18.0 2.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,514 2,241 54.0 49.9 14.8 33.3 19.8 8.9 13.2 1.9

Men

1,383 1,195 56.1 47.7 14.8 35.8 21.3 8.7 13.5 2.0

Women

1,130 1,046 51.5 52.5 14.7 30.5 18.2 9.2 12.8 1.9

NOTE: The jobseekers total is less than the total unemployed because it does not include persons on temporary layoff. The percent using each method will always total more than 100 because many jobseekers use more than one method. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013