HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 2012
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

12,506 11,322 51.3 56.3 18.4 28.5 19.3 8.6 15.4 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

6,877 5,694 54.0 55.5 20.4 32.6 23.3 10.6 16.3 2.1

Job leavers

967 967 52.2 59.4 19.4 24.1 16.6 7.7 16.5 2.0

Reentrants

3,345 3,345 47.8 55.7 16.2 24.7 16.1 6.8 15.3 1.8

New entrants

1,316 1,316 47.4 58.7 14.3 23.8 12.7 5.1 11.2 1.7

Men

6,771 6,016 52.5 53.6 18.1 30.6 20.1 8.9 15.6 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

4,103 3,348 54.9 52.7 20.0 34.4 23.4 10.6 16.2 2.1

Job leavers

487 487 53.4 56.3 17.9 26.0 18.2 8.3 16.0 2.0

Reentrants

1,481 1,481 49.4 52.4 15.4 25.9 16.6 6.8 16.0 1.8

New entrants

699 699 47.2 58.9 15.0 25.3 13.1 5.2 11.2 1.8

Women

5,734 5,306 49.8 59.2 18.6 26.2 18.5 8.2 15.3 2.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,774 2,346 52.7 59.5 20.9 29.9 23.1 10.5 16.4 2.1

Job leavers

480 480 51.0 62.4 20.9 22.1 14.9 7.1 17.0 2.0

Reentrants

1,864 1,864 46.6 58.4 16.8 23.8 15.7 6.8 14.8 1.8

New entrants

617 617 47.6 58.4 13.6 22.0 12.2 5.0 11.1 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 5, 2013