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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 2019
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

6,001 5,177 51.1 56.0 13.1 23.3 13.6 7.7 13.5 1.8

16 to 19 years

746 704 48.3 60.8 9.6 16.8 6.3 2.9 9.9 1.5

20 to 24 years

1,024 942 53.2 56.1 11.6 20.5 11.7 5.8 12.2 1.7

25 to 34 years

1,384 1,222 52.6 57.5 13.8 23.1 14.1 7.8 13.3 1.8

35 to 44 years

930 777 51.3 56.5 14.2 27.1 16.1 9.5 13.9 1.9

45 to 54 years

890 734 51.0 54.9 15.4 27.0 18.9 10.2 15.6 1.9

55 to 64 years

710 565 51.2 52.2 15.0 26.0 15.7 10.4 16.2 1.9

65 years and over

317 233 43.3 44.6 11.5 23.8 11.0 7.8 16.2 1.6

Men, 16 years and over

3,227 2,749 51.9 53.8 12.9 24.2 13.9 7.6 14.0 1.8

16 to 19 years

408 386 47.4 58.9 9.3 17.7 7.0 2.7 10.5 1.5

20 to 24 years

602 548 55.1 52.9 10.5 22.1 12.2 6.4 13.0 1.7

25 to 34 years

741 639 52.7 54.7 13.6 23.8 14.9 7.6 13.9 1.8

35 to 44 years

475 390 51.7 55.1 14.5 29.6 16.3 8.7 14.3 1.9

45 to 54 years

471 383 53.5 51.3 15.8 28.9 18.0 10.4 15.6 1.9

55 to 64 years

361 281 52.4 52.3 15.6 25.0 16.4 11.1 17.1 1.9

65 years and over

170 122 42.6 43.3 11.2 22.9 12.0 8.6 17.7 1.6

Women, 16 years and over

2,774 2,429 50.2 58.6 13.4 22.3 13.3 7.7 12.9 1.8

16 to 19 years

339 318 49.4 63.2 9.9 15.7 5.4 3.2 9.3 1.6

20 to 24 years

421 394 50.4 60.7 13.1 18.3 11.0 4.9 11.1 1.7

25 to 34 years

643 583 52.4 60.7 14.1 22.4 13.2 8.0 12.6 1.8

35 to 44 years

455 387 50.8 57.9 14.0 24.6 15.8 10.3 13.5 1.9

45 to 54 years

419 351 48.3 58.8 14.9 25.1 20.0 10.0 15.5 1.9

55 to 64 years

350 285 50.0 52.1 14.4 27.0 15.1 9.8 15.2 1.8

65 years and over

147 110 44.1 46.0 11.7 24.8 10.0 6.9 14.6 1.6

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

4,159 3,492 51.0 56.1 12.7 23.6 12.5 7.4 14.1 1.8

Men

2,266 1,871 52.2 54.0 12.6 24.7 13.1 7.4 14.4 1.8

Women

1,893 1,621 49.6 58.5 12.8 22.3 11.9 7.3 13.7 1.8

Black or African American

1,251 1,155 50.4 56.0 14.1 22.9 17.0 8.1 10.8 1.8

Men

645 597 50.5 51.9 14.0 23.1 16.7 7.5 11.4 1.8

Women

607 558 50.3 60.3 14.2 22.8 17.4 8.7 10.2 1.8

Asian

280 256 51.5 55.2 15.1 22.9 11.2 10.4 18.0 1.9

Men

149 136 51.1 55.9 15.0 23.2 9.6 10.6 19.3 1.9

Women

132 120 52.1 54.4 15.3 22.6 12.9 10.1 16.5 1.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,248 1,038 49.8 54.0 10.7 28.1 13.2 7.9 11.6 1.8

Men

657 526 51.4 50.3 10.4 28.8 12.9 8.1 12.7 1.8

Women

591 512 48.2 57.8 11.0 27.5 13.5 7.8 10.4 1.8

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 22, 2020