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December 1992

Job search methods of the unemployed, 1991

Steven M. Bortnick, Michelle Harrison Portz

More than one-fifth of all jobseekers surveyed in one month had found a job by the second month. 'Checked with employer directly' was the most often used method of search, although 'private employment agencies' was the most successful method. This article examines the methods used by unemployed individuals to search for jobs in 1991.

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