HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 2015
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

8,296 7,322 50.5 57.4 15.1 26.8 17.2 8.3 14.1 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

4,063 3,089 53.8 57.1 17.8 32.1 21.8 10.3 14.3 2.1

Job leavers

819 819 52.6 60.2 16.0 23.2 14.1 7.7 13.6 1.9

Reentrants

2,535 2,535 46.9 55.8 12.8 22.4 14.4 6.9 14.6 1.7

New entrants

879 879 47.6 60.8 11.9 24.1 11.6 5.6 11.8 1.7

Men

4,490 3,898 51.0 54.9 14.9 28.3 17.5 8.6 14.1 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,441 1,849 54.6 54.8 17.2 32.3 21.4 10.2 14.2 2.1

Job leavers

397 397 51.0 57.1 16.0 25.4 14.9 8.3 14.5 1.9

Reentrants

1,178 1,178 46.5 52.8 12.0 24.3 14.3 7.6 14.8 1.7

New entrants

474 474 48.3 58.7 11.9 25.2 12.1 5.1 11.9 1.7

Women

3,807 3,424 49.9 60.2 15.5 25.0 16.8 7.9 14.0 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,622 1,239 52.5 60.4 18.7 31.6 22.3 10.4 14.5 2.1

Job leavers

423 423 54.1 63.1 16.0 21.2 13.4 7.2 12.8 1.9

Reentrants

1,357 1,357 47.3 58.3 13.5 20.8 14.5 6.3 14.5 1.8

New entrants

405 405 46.8 63.1 11.8 22.8 11.1 6.1 11.7 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: February 10, 2016