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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
33. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2011
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

13,747 12,517 51.5 55.6 18.5 28.8 21.0 8.6 15.4 2.0

16 to 19 years

1,400 1,349 48.7 61.3 12.5 20.5 10.7 3.7 10.2 1.7

20 to 24 years

2,234 2,082 51.6 58.0 16.0 24.3 18.3 6.9 13.8 1.9

25 to 34 years

3,187 2,920 52.3 57.3 18.2 28.1 22.7 8.8 15.5 2.0

35 to 44 years

2,389 2,141 51.8 53.9 20.7 32.1 24.0 10.8 16.7 2.1

45 to 54 years

2,493 2,224 52.9 53.1 21.2 33.7 24.5 10.5 17.1 2.1

55 to 64 years

1,579 1,408 50.4 53.4 21.4 31.2 23.0 9.8 17.9 2.1

65 years and over

465 394 48.7 43.2 16.5 32.8 14.2 5.8 15.8 1.8

Men, 16 years and over

7,684 6,875 52.4 53.0 18.0 30.4 22.0 9.0 15.7 2.0

16 to 19 years

786 759 48.1 59.0 12.6 22.3 12.2 3.8 9.7 1.7

20 to 24 years

1,275 1,165 52.7 55.0 15.5 25.3 20.1 7.9 13.6 1.9

25 to 34 years

1,795 1,605 53.3 55.5 18.1 30.3 23.9 9.3 15.7 2.1

35 to 44 years

1,316 1,150 53.8 49.9 20.7 35.8 25.4 11.3 17.5 2.2

45 to 54 years

1,370 1,198 54.0 50.2 20.4 35.4 24.8 10.6 18.1 2.1

55 to 64 years

882 777 50.1 51.6 20.2 30.9 23.6 9.6 18.6 2.1

65 years and over

261 222 50.6 41.5 13.9 30.8 13.2 6.7 15.4 1.7

Women, 16 years and over

6,063 5,642 50.4 58.8 19.1 26.9 19.8 8.2 15.1 2.0

16 to 19 years

613 589 49.4 64.2 12.4 18.2 8.9 3.5 11.0 1.7

20 to 24 years

960 917 50.2 61.9 16.7 23.1 16.1 5.6 14.2 1.9

25 to 34 years

1,392 1,315 51.1 59.5 18.3 25.4 21.2 8.3 15.2 2.0

35 to 44 years

1,073 991 49.5 58.7 20.8 27.8 22.4 10.3 15.9 2.1

45 to 54 years

1,123 1,026 51.7 56.5 22.3 31.7 24.1 10.5 16.0 2.1

55 to 64 years

697 631 50.8 55.6 22.8 31.6 22.3 10.1 17.1 2.1

65 years and over

204 172 46.2 45.4 19.9 35.5 15.6 4.8 16.2 1.8

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

9,889 8,874 51.9 55.7 19.0 29.3 19.8 8.5 15.8 2.0

Men

5,631 4,947 52.7 53.2 18.5 31.1 20.8 8.9 16.1 2.0

Women

4,257 3,927 50.8 58.9 19.6 27.0 18.4 8.1 15.4 2.0

Black or African American

2,831 2,686 50.9 55.1 17.5 27.1 25.6 8.6 13.7 2.0

Men

1,502 1,418 51.6 52.6 16.8 28.2 26.8 8.6 13.4 2.0

Women

1,329 1,268 50.3 57.9 18.3 25.9 24.4 8.7 14.1 2.0

Asian

518 486 48.5 54.1 18.3 34.9 17.6 11.6 19.3 2.1

Men

269 253 49.9 52.9 16.7 37.2 18.1 12.4 21.1 2.1

Women

250 233 47.0 55.5 20.0 32.4 17.0 10.8 17.3 2.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,629 2,370 53.6 48.1 14.1 34.3 20.5 9.0 13.0 1.9

Men

1,527 1,341 55.1 45.3 13.5 35.7 21.5 9.0 13.4 1.9

Women

1,102 1,028 51.7 51.8 14.9 32.4 19.2 9.1 12.5 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: March 1, 2012