HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 2011
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

13,747 12,517 51.5 55.6 18.5 28.8 21.0 8.6 15.4 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

8,106 6,876 53.5 54.9 20.9 32.4 24.9 10.2 16.3 2.1

Job leavers

956 956 50.6 58.6 18.3 25.8 17.8 8.0 14.2 1.9

Reentrants

3,401 3,401 48.9 55.6 15.6 24.1 16.9 6.9 15.2 1.8

New entrants

1,284 1,284 48.7 57.7 13.5 24.8 13.1 5.3 12.3 1.8

Men

7,684 6,875 52.4 53.0 18.0 30.4 22.0 9.0 15.7 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

4,968 4,159 54.3 52.1 20.1 33.3 24.8 10.1 16.8 2.1

Job leavers

494 494 51.8 56.4 17.8 27.7 18.5 8.3 13.3 1.9

Reentrants

1,545 1,545 49.1 52.5 14.4 25.5 18.2 7.4 15.2 1.8

New entrants

678 678 48.8 57.4 13.1 25.8 15.8 6.0 11.9 1.8

Women

6,063 5,642 50.4 58.8 19.1 26.9 19.8 8.2 15.1 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

3,139 2,718 52.2 59.1 22.1 30.9 25.1 10.3 15.6 2.2

Job leavers

463 463 49.2 60.9 18.8 23.7 17.0 7.6 15.1 1.9

Reentrants

1,857 1,857 48.7 58.1 16.5 22.9 15.8 6.5 15.1 1.8

New entrants

605 605 48.6 58.1 13.9 23.6 10.0 4.5 12.7 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: March 1, 2012