HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used

[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 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

Total unemployed

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

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

3,434 2,479 52.8 56.1 16.3 29.5 20.8 11.0 14.9 2.0

Job leavers

778 778 53.8 59.2 15.5 24.0 11.4 8.2 12.4 1.9

Reentrants

2,079 2,079 48.8 55.5 12.5 22.2 12.4 6.6 14.0 1.7

New entrants

690 690 50.7 56.1 11.7 20.4 8.3 4.8 11.6 1.6

Men

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

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,038 1,482 53.3 54.1 16.6 29.8 20.8 10.9 15.0 2.0

Job leavers

382 382 54.6 55.4 15.0 24.7 12.2 8.7 11.6 1.8

Reentrants

961 961 49.1 52.1 11.9 24.0 12.7 6.8 14.4 1.7

New entrants

362 362 50.5 54.4 11.1 21.8 8.6 4.3 11.4 1.6

Women

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

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,397 997 52.1 59.1 15.9 29.0 20.9 11.3 14.8 2.0

Job leavers

396 396 53.0 63.0 15.9 23.3 10.7 7.7 13.1 1.9

Reentrants

1,118 1,118 48.5 58.4 13.1 20.6 12.0 6.4 13.6 1.7

New entrants

328 328 50.9 58.1 12.4 19.0 7.9 5.3 11.9 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 19, 2018