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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 2018
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

6,314 5,461 50.2 55.0 14.1 23.8 14.5 8.1 13.5 1.8

16 to 19 years

759 710 48.3 59.6 10.3 18.0 6.8 3.0 9.4 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,048 959 52.7 57.1 14.4 21.3 11.9 6.4 13.1 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,450 1,274 50.5 56.1 13.9 22.8 15.1 8.5 12.5 1.8

35 to 44 years

1,003 840 49.5 54.3 14.0 25.7 19.0 9.8 13.7 1.9

45 to 54 years

938 786 51.1 54.5 15.6 27.5 17.2 10.5 16.0 1.9

55 to 64 years

789 648 49.3 49.5 16.0 28.7 17.3 10.5 16.2 1.9

65 years and over

327 245 47.1 46.2 15.0 24.0 12.3 8.3 15.7 1.7

Men, 16 years and over

3,398 2,899 51.7 52.6 14.3 25.1 14.8 8.3 13.6 1.8

16 to 19 years

422 395 47.7 58.0 9.9 18.4 6.8 2.9 8.4 1.5

20 to 24 years

596 544 52.6 54.5 14.9 23.7 11.9 7.1 12.1 1.8

25 to 34 years

763 651 52.3 53.5 14.3 26.1 15.3 8.7 13.1 1.8

35 to 44 years

515 420 52.8 51.3 14.2 27.1 21.1 10.4 13.8 1.9

45 to 54 years

490 403 53.8 52.6 16.9 27.0 18.4 10.1 16.8 2.0

55 to 64 years

435 352 51.4 46.3 14.8 29.2 17.1 10.7 17.8 1.9

65 years and over

177 133 48.5 44.5 15.6 23.0 11.0 8.0 16.6 1.7

Women, 16 years and over

2,916 2,562 48.6 57.8 13.9 22.3 14.2 8.0 13.3 1.8

16 to 19 years

338 316 49.1 61.6 10.7 17.5 6.8 3.1 10.5 1.6

20 to 24 years

452 414 52.8 60.6 13.9 18.3 12.0 5.5 14.5 1.8

25 to 34 years

687 623 48.7 58.8 13.5 19.4 15.0 8.2 11.9 1.8

35 to 44 years

488 420 46.1 57.4 13.8 24.3 17.0 9.3 13.6 1.8

45 to 54 years

448 383 48.2 56.4 14.2 28.0 16.0 11.0 15.1 1.9

55 to 64 years

354 295 46.9 53.3 17.4 28.1 17.6 10.3 14.2 1.9

65 years and over

150 112 45.5 48.3 14.3 25.2 13.8 8.7 14.5 1.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

4,354 3,672 50.6 54.3 14.4 24.4 13.4 8.0 14.0 1.8

Men

2,380 1,979 52.2 52.4 14.7 26.1 14.0 8.3 14.3 1.8

Women

1,973 1,693 48.7 56.5 14.0 22.5 12.7 7.6 13.6 1.8

Black or African American

1,322 1,214 49.9 54.4 13.0 22.0 19.4 8.7 11.8 1.8

Men

676 616 51.8 49.1 12.8 22.4 18.9 7.9 11.0 1.7

Women

646 598 48.0 59.8 13.2 21.5 19.9 9.6 12.6 1.9

Asian

304 281 49.8 60.1 13.9 27.6 10.3 10.3 15.4 1.9

Men

159 145 51.4 58.4 14.0 27.3 11.0 11.2 16.0 1.9

Women

146 135 48.0 61.9 13.7 27.9 9.5 9.3 14.8 1.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,323 1,117 49.8 52.0 11.8 29.2 13.5 7.4 10.6 1.7

Men

695 569 52.4 49.1 11.8 31.4 14.7 7.7 11.0 1.8

Women

628 547 47.0 55.1 11.9 26.9 12.2 7.2 10.2 1.7

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: January 18, 2019