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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 2021
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

8,623 7,041 50.3 53.3 14.0 24.8 12.9 7.3 14.5 1.8

16 to 19 years

696 630 49.7 55.4 10.4 19.0 6.9 4.0 11.1 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,317 1,171 49.5 55.7 12.1 22.5 10.8 6.1 13.2 1.7

25 to 34 years

2,092 1,753 50.8 55.3 15.0 22.4 13.6 6.5 14.2 1.8

35 to 44 years

1,586 1,266 49.8 52.9 14.1 26.9 14.5 8.3 15.8 1.8

45 to 54 years

1,323 1,024 51.7 50.5 15.2 29.1 14.9 8.9 15.5 1.9

55 to 64 years

1,138 855 51.1 51.5 15.0 28.8 14.8 9.4 14.8 1.9

65 years and over

472 341 47.4 45.6 15.2 25.7 10.8 8.5 17.9 1.7

Men, 16 years and over

4,676 3,807 51.5 50.7 13.7 26.2 13.2 7.7 14.5 1.8

16 to 19 years

373 342 50.5 51.5 10.3 20.3 7.7 4.8 10.0 1.6

20 to 24 years

739 662 50.9 55.1 11.5 24.5 10.6 5.7 12.4 1.7

25 to 34 years

1,167 965 52.8 50.7 14.1 22.5 13.9 6.9 14.2 1.8

35 to 44 years

852 675 51.6 49.1 13.9 29.0 15.5 8.9 17.0 1.9

45 to 54 years

685 523 50.6 49.7 15.3 30.3 15.6 8.9 15.4 1.9

55 to 64 years

603 455 52.1 50.1 15.1 30.2 14.6 10.6 15.6 1.9

65 years and over

257 186 48.9 43.2 16.3 31.2 11.2 9.4 17.4 1.8

Women, 16 years and over

3,948 3,233 49.0 56.4 14.3 23.2 12.5 6.9 14.5 1.8

16 to 19 years

323 288 48.8 60.0 10.5 17.5 6.1 3.0 12.4 1.6

20 to 24 years

578 509 47.8 56.5 12.7 20.0 11.1 6.6 14.2 1.7

25 to 34 years

925 788 48.4 60.9 16.1 22.3 13.1 6.1 14.1 1.8

35 to 44 years

733 592 47.8 57.3 14.4 24.5 13.3 7.7 14.5 1.8

45 to 54 years

638 501 52.7 51.3 15.0 27.9 14.1 9.0 15.6 1.9

55 to 64 years

535 401 49.8 53.0 15.0 27.2 15.0 8.0 13.9 1.8

65 years and over

216 155 45.7 48.6 13.9 19.1 10.2 7.4 18.6 1.6

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

5,854 4,678 50.7 53.4 14.3 25.4 12.1 7.0 14.5 1.8

Men

3,222 2,572 51.7 51.2 14.0 26.8 12.7 7.4 14.5 1.8

Women

2,632 2,107 49.5 56.1 14.7 23.7 11.4 6.5 14.5 1.8

Black or African American

1,756 1,534 50.2 52.8 12.8 22.4 15.5 7.3 13.7 1.8

Men

900 782 50.4 48.6 12.5 23.0 14.9 7.2 14.4 1.7

Women

857 753 49.9 57.3 13.1 21.8 16.1 7.4 13.1 1.8

Asian

529 425 49.2 50.6 16.4 28.8 12.1 11.3 16.2 1.9

Men

275 223 52.1 47.6 16.2 30.1 13.3 12.7 15.7 1.9

Women

254 202 45.9 54.0 16.6 27.4 10.8 9.8 16.7 1.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,995 1,584 50.6 50.4 11.1 30.8 12.7 7.0 11.6 1.7

Men

1,090 857 53.4 47.1 11.0 32.5 13.1 7.0 10.3 1.7

Women

904 727 47.2 54.2 11.2 28.9 12.3 7.1 13.0 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 20, 2022