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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 2020
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

12,947 6,577 49.1 56.0 14.2 24.5 14.3 8.3 15.2 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

9,770 3,399 49.6 56.8 16.0 27.8 17.0 10.2 15.8 1.9

Job leavers

683 683 51.5 58.7 14.3 22.2 12.2 7.1 14.1 1.8

Reentrants

1,969 1,969 47.5 53.3 11.9 20.6 11.5 6.4 15.3 1.7

New entrants

526 526 49.4 57.0 11.4 20.4 9.9 4.9 12.9 1.7

Men

6,644 3,571 50.2 54.1 14.1 26.1 14.9 8.2 15.2 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

5,045 1,972 50.4 55.0 15.4 29.5 17.2 10.0 16.0 1.9

Job leavers

367 367 53.5 55.9 15.0 22.7 13.8 6.4 13.6 1.8

Reentrants

952 952 48.9 50.2 11.4 22.0 12.4 6.2 15.3 1.7

New entrants

280 280 48.8 57.7 12.4 20.1 9.0 4.3 11.9 1.6

Women

6,304 3,006 47.9 58.2 14.4 22.6 13.5 8.4 15.2 1.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

4,725 1,427 48.4 59.2 16.8 25.5 16.8 10.3 15.5 1.9

Job leavers

316 316 49.2 62.0 13.6 21.7 10.2 7.9 14.7 1.8

Reentrants

1,017 1,017 46.2 56.2 12.4 19.3 10.6 6.5 15.2 1.7

New entrants

246 246 50.1 56.2 10.3 20.8 11.0 5.6 14.0 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 22, 2021