HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
33. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and active jobsearch methods used

[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2016
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

7,751 6,785 50.6 57.7 15.4 25.8 15.9 8.0 13.6 1.9

16 to 19 years

925 880 48.9 62.1 12.2 18.4 6.9 2.3 8.8 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,286 1,196 52.3 58.6 14.3 23.1 14.6 6.3 12.8 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,797 1,605 51.9 60.2 15.8 25.7 17.3 9.1 13.0 1.9

35 to 44 years

1,258 1,071 51.8 57.3 15.3 26.6 16.7 8.8 14.0 1.9

45 to 54 years

1,189 1,001 50.1 55.9 17.5 30.6 20.2 10.6 15.3 2.0

55 to 64 years

941 764 49.6 54.1 17.9 30.2 20.4 10.7 16.4 2.0

65 years and over

355 269 41.0 42.2 13.2 28.2 12.0 6.8 19.4 1.6

Men, 16 years and over

4,187 3,625 52.2 55.7 15.0 26.8 16.4 8.4 13.6 1.9

16 to 19 years

512 487 50.8 61.6 11.0 18.8 7.5 2.5 8.9 1.6

20 to 24 years

742 684 53.0 55.2 13.6 24.2 15.7 7.6 13.3 1.8

25 to 34 years

966 850 52.6 57.5 15.7 27.1 17.9 9.6 12.2 1.9

35 to 44 years

644 535 54.9 55.6 15.0 27.6 16.2 9.0 13.9 1.9

45 to 54 years

602 492 52.6 53.2 17.8 32.0 20.7 11.5 16.5 2.0

55 to 64 years

528 429 51.1 53.9 18.3 31.8 21.6 10.9 16.1 2.0

65 years and over

193 148 42.5 41.4 13.2 28.5 12.4 6.1 19.9 1.6

Women, 16 years and over

3,564 3,160 48.8 60.0 15.8 24.6 15.4 7.4 13.5 1.9

16 to 19 years

413 392 46.5 62.8 13.6 17.9 6.1 2.0 8.7 1.6

20 to 24 years

545 513 51.2 63.1 15.3 21.7 13.1 4.5 12.1 1.8

25 to 34 years

832 755 51.2 63.3 16.0 24.2 16.6 8.5 13.8 1.9

35 to 44 years

614 536 48.6 58.9 15.7 25.7 17.2 8.5 14.1 1.9

45 to 54 years

586 509 47.7 58.4 17.3 29.1 19.8 9.7 14.2 2.0

55 to 64 years

413 335 47.7 54.5 17.3 28.2 18.8 10.6 16.9 2.0

65 years and over

162 120 39.3 43.3 13.3 27.8 11.6 7.7 18.9 1.6

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

5,345 4,574 51.2 56.9 15.9 25.9 14.9 7.7 14.2 1.9

Men

2,952 2,501 52.7 55.3 15.4 26.5 15.0 8.2 14.3 1.9

Women

2,393 2,073 49.4 58.9 16.6 25.1 14.6 7.0 14.1 1.9

Black or African American

1,655 1,532 48.9 59.2 14.1 24.3 19.6 8.7 11.0 1.9

Men

845 776 50.0 57.4 13.9 25.7 20.7 9.1 10.4 1.9

Women

810 756 47.8 61.0 14.3 22.8 18.4 8.4 11.5 1.8

Asian

349 323 50.9 56.3 16.1 32.7 15.8 10.3 17.5 2.0

Men

176 166 52.8 53.5 16.8 34.5 18.1 11.5 18.4 2.1

Women

172 157 48.9 59.3 15.5 30.9 13.3 9.0 16.5 1.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,548 1,314 50.9 53.6 12.7 29.3 15.9 8.1 12.3 1.8

Men

833 690 52.8 51.4 12.6 29.7 16.7 8.5 11.9 1.8

Women

715 624 48.8 56.1 12.9 29.0 15.1 7.7 12.7 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: February 8, 2017