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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 2013
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

Total unemployed

11,460 10,324 51.1 57.3 17.2 28.8 19.4 8.9 15.2 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

6,073 4,937 53.5 57.3 19.5 32.7 24.0 11.2 16.2 2.2

Job leavers

932 932 51.5 60.7 16.9 25.7 17.2 7.9 14.3 2.0

Reentrants

3,207 3,207 48.4 56.5 15.3 25.4 15.9 7.0 15.2 1.8

New entrants

1,247 1,247 48.7 56.9 13.3 25.0 11.9 5.2 11.8 1.7

Men

6,314 5,588 52.4 55.3 17.1 30.2 20.0 9.3 15.5 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

3,690 2,964 54.5 55.5 19.0 33.4 23.6 11.1 16.4 2.1

Job leavers

465 465 51.9 59.2 17.4 27.7 19.0 8.6 14.2 2.0

Reentrants

1,491 1,491 49.7 53.1 15.5 26.9 16.8 7.5 16.0 1.9

New entrants

668 668 49.6 56.6 12.3 25.1 12.0 5.8 11.5 1.7

Women

5,146 4,736 49.6 59.7 17.3 27.3 18.7 8.4 14.8 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,383 1,974 51.9 60.0 20.1 31.6 24.6 11.5 15.9 2.2

Job leavers

467 467 51.1 62.1 16.5 23.7 15.4 7.3 14.4 1.9

Reentrants

1,716 1,716 47.3 59.5 15.2 24.1 15.0 6.5 14.5 1.8

New entrants

579 579 47.7 57.3 14.3 25.0 11.8 4.5 12.0 1.7

Footnotes
(1) Data on the number of jobseekers and the jobsearch methods used exclude persons on temporary layoff.

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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 26, 2014