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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 2018
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

6,314 5,461 50.2 55.0 14.1 23.8 14.5 8.1 13.5 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,990 2,138 52.4 55.2 16.2 27.6 19.0 10.9 14.3 2.0

Job leavers

794 794 52.9 57.8 13.5 21.9 13.2 6.8 11.9 1.8

Reentrants

1,928 1,928 47.4 52.8 12.8 21.3 11.6 6.8 13.9 1.7

New entrants

602 602 48.2 57.8 11.4 20.8 9.3 4.5 11.3 1.6

Men

3,398 2,899 51.7 52.6 14.3 25.1 14.8 8.3 13.6 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,772 1,273 54.4 52.3 16.2 28.4 18.4 10.6 14.4 2.0

Job leavers

413 413 53.1 54.6 12.9 22.9 14.1 7.3 11.5 1.8

Reentrants

896 896 48.5 50.1 13.7 22.8 12.4 6.8 14.6 1.7

New entrants

317 317 48.4 58.2 9.9 21.2 8.1 4.1 10.6 1.6

Women

2,916 2,562 48.6 57.8 13.9 22.3 14.2 8.0 13.3 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,218 864 49.4 59.5 16.3 26.3 20.1 11.3 14.1 2.0

Job leavers

381 381 52.7 61.3 14.1 20.7 12.3 6.3 12.4 1.8

Reentrants

1,032 1,032 46.5 55.1 12.0 20.1 11.0 6.7 13.3 1.7

New entrants

285 285 48.0 57.3 13.0 20.4 10.8 5.0 12.1 1.7

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 18, 2019