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

[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 2016
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

7,751 6,785 50.6 57.7 15.4 25.8 15.9 8.0 13.6 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

3,740 2,774 53.3 57.6 17.8 29.8 20.7 10.5 14.2 2.0

Job leavers

858 858 52.2 60.3 16.3 23.5 13.0 7.4 13.4 1.9

Reentrants

2,330 2,330 47.6 56.3 13.0 22.8 12.7 6.2 14.1 1.7

New entrants

823 823 48.5 58.8 13.0 23.0 12.1 4.9 10.1 1.7

Men

4,187 3,625 52.2 55.7 15.0 26.8 16.4 8.4 13.6 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,232 1,670 55.1 56.1 17.7 30.6 20.1 10.9 14.2 2.1

Job leavers

414 414 53.2 57.9 15.7 24.4 12.6 7.1 13.2 1.8

Reentrants

1,108 1,108 47.9 53.4 12.2 23.5 13.7 6.5 14.2 1.7

New entrants

433 433 51.1 57.7 11.2 22.6 12.9 5.3 9.8 1.7

Women

3,564 3,160 48.8 60.0 15.8 24.6 15.4 7.4 13.5 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,508 1,104 50.6 60.0 18.0 28.6 21.7 9.9 14.0 2.0

Job leavers

444 444 51.2 62.5 16.8 22.6 13.4 7.7 13.6 1.9

Reentrants

1,222 1,222 47.3 59.0 13.7 22.2 11.8 6.0 14.1 1.7

New entrants

390 390 45.5 60.1 15.0 23.3 11.2 4.4 10.4 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: February 8, 2017