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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 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

Total unemployed

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

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

5,099 3,516 51.4 53.4 15.7 28.4 15.2 8.5 14.7 1.9

Job leavers

803 803 52.8 56.0 13.8 20.9 10.3 6.5 12.3 1.7

Reentrants

2,204 2,204 48.1 52.1 12.1 21.1 11.0 6.5 15.7 1.7

New entrants

518 518 48.7 53.5 10.7 22.4 9.1 4.4 11.5 1.6

Men

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

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,901 2,033 51.9 50.3 14.8 29.1 15.1 8.8 14.9 1.9

Job leavers

407 407 54.9 55.1 14.3 22.8 9.6 5.6 11.7 1.7

Reentrants

1,079 1,079 49.7 49.3 11.7 23.0 12.0 7.2 15.8 1.7

New entrants

288 288 50.4 52.4 12.0 22.8 9.8 5.1 10.7 1.6

Women

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

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,198 1,484 50.7 57.8 16.8 27.5 15.3 8.1 14.3 1.9

Job leavers

396 396 50.6 56.9 13.4 18.9 11.1 7.4 12.9 1.7

Reentrants

1,124 1,124 46.6 54.7 12.5 19.4 10.0 5.9 15.6 1.7

New entrants

229 229 46.7 54.9 9.0 21.8 8.3 3.5 12.6 1.6

Footnotes
(1) Data on the number of jobseekers and the jobsearch methods used exclude persons on temporary layoff.

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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022