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

[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2017
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

6,982 6,027 51.3 56.3 14.4 25.2 15.3 8.4 13.9 1.9

16 to 19 years

827 781 49.1 60.4 10.1 18.7 5.9 3.5 9.7 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,127 1,031 53.9 57.7 13.9 22.3 14.2 6.3 12.5 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,647 1,432 52.0 57.7 14.3 23.8 15.9 8.7 13.6 1.9

35 to 44 years

1,143 961 50.8 57.0 15.1 27.1 18.8 10.2 14.6 1.9

45 to 54 years

1,060 889 51.8 53.9 17.4 31.0 18.5 11.2 15.8 2.0

55 to 64 years

835 673 50.5 52.5 15.9 30.0 18.5 11.3 16.6 2.0

65 years and over

343 259 46.1 46.1 13.2 25.3 11.0 6.6 17.0 1.7

Men, 16 years and over

3,743 3,187 51.9 53.7 14.4 26.5 15.9 8.6 14.0 1.9

16 to 19 years

457 431 49.7 58.9 9.8 21.5 6.7 3.4 8.9 1.6

20 to 24 years

667 598 52.8 55.6 14.5 24.7 15.0 6.7 13.4 1.8

25 to 34 years

884 744 51.8 56.6 14.4 24.6 16.8 9.3 12.6 1.9

35 to 44 years

575 469 53.1 51.8 15.2 29.3 19.7 10.9 15.4 2.0

45 to 54 years

537 445 53.5 50.1 18.2 31.0 20.9 12.0 16.7 2.0

55 to 64 years

445 362 51.3 50.1 14.3 30.7 18.4 10.2 16.4 1.9

65 years and over

179 139 46.8 41.1 12.4 25.7 9.5 6.7 21.1 1.6

Women, 16 years and over

3,239 2,840 50.7 59.2 14.4 23.7 14.5 8.2 13.7 1.9

16 to 19 years

371 349 48.3 62.3 10.3 15.1 5.0 3.5 10.8 1.6

20 to 24 years

460 434 55.5 60.6 13.0 18.9 13.1 5.8 11.3 1.8

25 to 34 years

763 688 52.2 59.0 14.1 22.9 15.0 8.0 14.7 1.9

35 to 44 years

568 493 48.5 62.0 14.9 25.0 18.0 9.5 13.9 1.9

45 to 54 years

523 444 50.1 57.6 16.6 31.1 16.2 10.4 14.9 2.0

55 to 64 years

389 311 49.5 55.3 17.7 29.3 18.6 12.6 16.9 2.0

65 years and over

164 121 45.4 51.8 14.1 24.9 12.7 6.5 12.2 1.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

4,765 4,002 52.1 55.1 14.6 25.3 14.4 8.2 14.4 1.8

Men

2,592 2,151 53.0 52.6 14.6 26.7 15.1 8.5 14.7 1.9

Women

2,173 1,851 51.1 58.0 14.7 23.6 13.6 7.7 14.0 1.8

Black or African American

1,501 1,388 49.2 58.8 14.2 24.3 18.7 8.7 11.0 1.9

Men

766 700 48.7 56.2 15.1 25.8 19.1 8.4 10.5 1.8

Women

735 687 49.7 61.5 13.3 22.8 18.3 8.9 11.6 1.9

Asian

333 306 52.6 56.2 12.7 32.4 12.5 10.6 18.9 2.0

Men

177 162 53.8 55.4 11.2 32.1 14.5 10.5 18.9 2.0

Women

156 143 51.4 57.1 14.3 32.7 10.2 10.8 19.0 2.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,401 1,180 51.9 52.4 11.3 29.0 15.2 9.4 12.2 1.8

Men

730 595 53.3 48.3 11.3 30.6 16.5 10.7 12.3 1.8

Women

671 586 50.5 56.5 11.4 27.4 13.9 8.0 12.1 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 19, 2018