HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
33. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2015
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

8,296 7,322 50.5 57.4 15.1 26.8 17.2 8.3 14.1 1.9

16 to 19 years

966 916 46.9 63.4 11.6 19.6 8.1 3.6 9.6 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,501 1,397 52.0 60.1 13.1 22.6 14.2 6.5 13.6 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,905 1,683 51.2 58.7 14.8 26.6 19.8 8.5 13.7 1.9

35 to 44 years

1,351 1,183 51.5 58.0 17.4 29.4 19.8 9.6 13.7 2.0

45 to 54 years

1,259 1,060 51.8 54.3 18.0 31.8 21.2 11.7 16.4 2.1

55 to 64 years

978 821 49.4 51.3 17.8 32.4 19.0 9.5 17.3 2.0

65 years and over

337 263 45.1 43.3 10.5 25.8 13.5 9.0 16.7 1.6

Men, 16 years and over

4,490 3,898 51.0 54.9 14.9 28.3 17.5 8.6 14.1 1.9

16 to 19 years

531 502 46.6 61.2 11.7 20.2 8.4 3.6 9.5 1.6

20 to 24 years

865 793 51.9 57.9 12.6 23.6 14.9 6.5 13.4 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,030 880 51.4 55.6 14.9 29.4 20.1 8.9 14.0 1.9

35 to 44 years

695 591 52.6 55.3 17.8 31.5 19.4 10.1 13.9 2.0

45 to 54 years

649 535 52.3 51.7 17.7 34.9 21.8 12.5 16.9 2.1

55 to 64 years

536 448 51.4 49.0 17.0 33.2 20.7 10.3 17.4 2.0

65 years and over

184 149 47.4 42.1 9.4 24.1 13.2 10.4 16.5 1.6

Women, 16 years and over

3,807 3,424 49.9 60.2 15.5 25.0 16.8 7.9 14.0 1.9

16 to 19 years

435 414 47.2 66.0 11.5 18.8 7.8 3.7 9.7 1.6

20 to 24 years

636 604 52.1 62.9 13.7 21.2 13.2 6.6 13.8 1.8

25 to 34 years

874 802 50.9 62.0 14.8 23.5 19.4 8.0 13.4 1.9

35 to 44 years

656 592 50.5 60.7 17.0 27.3 20.2 9.1 13.5 2.0

45 to 54 years

610 525 51.4 57.0 18.3 28.7 20.6 10.9 15.9 2.0

55 to 64 years

442 373 46.9 54.0 18.8 31.4 16.9 8.5 17.2 1.9

65 years and over

153 114 42.2 44.8 11.9 28.0 13.9 7.1 17.1 1.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

5,662 4,879 51.1 57.2 15.9 27.3 16.2 8.1 14.7 1.9

Men

3,126 2,648 51.5 55.0 15.8 28.6 16.6 8.5 15.0 1.9

Women

2,537 2,231 50.6 59.8 16.0 25.7 15.7 7.6 14.3 1.9

Black or African American

1,846 1,728 49.2 58.3 14.1 24.2 20.4 8.2 11.7 1.9

Men

935 865 49.5 56.2 13.3 26.1 20.5 8.4 11.0 1.9

Women

911 863 48.8 60.5 14.9 22.3 20.3 8.0 12.3 1.9

Asian

347 319 51.5 52.2 13.5 34.0 15.1 13.4 17.8 2.0

Men

191 178 50.6 49.0 14.8 34.7 15.1 13.0 15.3 1.9

Women

156 141 52.5 56.4 11.8 33.2 15.0 13.9 20.9 2.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,726 1,497 52.8 53.1 11.7 31.8 18.0 8.4 12.8 1.9

Men

943 791 54.0 49.0 11.7 33.0 17.9 8.8 14.4 1.9

Women

783 705 51.4 57.6 11.7 30.5 18.1 7.9 10.9 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 10, 2016