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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 2019
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

6,001 5,177 51.1 56.0 13.1 23.3 13.6 7.7 13.5 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,786 1,963 53.1 56.3 15.1 27.8 17.4 10.0 14.0 1.9

Job leavers

814 814 55.6 58.8 15.0 20.4 12.8 8.1 12.9 1.8

Reentrants

1,810 1,810 48.1 53.6 11.1 20.8 11.0 5.6 14.0 1.6

New entrants

591 591 47.4 58.9 10.5 19.9 10.1 5.4 11.1 1.6

Men

3,227 2,749 51.9 53.8 12.9 24.2 13.9 7.6 14.0 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,611 1,133 54.2 53.6 14.9 28.1 16.8 9.5 14.8 1.9

Job leavers

444 444 55.5 57.8 15.2 22.6 11.9 8.3 13.0 1.9

Reentrants

851 851 48.2 51.2 9.7 21.6 12.2 5.6 14.4 1.6

New entrants

321 321 48.7 55.6 11.3 19.8 10.8 5.8 11.9 1.6

Women

2,774 2,429 50.2 58.6 13.4 22.3 13.3 7.7 12.9 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,175 830 51.5 60.0 15.4 27.4 18.3 10.8 12.9 2.0

Job leavers

370 370 55.9 60.0 14.7 17.8 13.9 7.9 12.7 1.8

Reentrants

959 959 48.1 55.7 12.3 20.1 9.9 5.7 13.6 1.7

New entrants

270 270 45.7 62.8 9.5 20.2 9.3 5.0 10.2 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 22, 2020