HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
34. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, reason for unemployment, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and reason 2014
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

9,617 8,609 50.1 57.1 16.0 27.8 18.3 8.8 15.1 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

4,878 3,871 52.7 56.8 18.6 32.3 23.2 11.3 16.0 2.1

Job leavers

824 824 50.5 60.2 15.8 23.4 15.3 7.6 14.8 1.9

Reentrants

2,829 2,829 47.4 55.7 13.9 24.3 15.2 6.9 15.0 1.8

New entrants

1,086 1,086 48.0 59.8 12.4 24.3 11.1 5.6 11.9 1.7

Men

5,190 4,572 50.9 54.6 16.1 29.6 18.5 9.0 15.3 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

2,926 2,308 53.5 54.0 18.1 33.7 22.9 11.1 16.6 2.1

Job leavers

416 416 51.6 59.6 16.1 25.7 14.3 7.9 14.7 1.9

Reentrants

1,279 1,279 47.3 52.5 14.5 25.3 15.3 6.8 14.9 1.8

New entrants

569 569 47.9 58.0 11.9 25.4 11.1 6.0 11.6 1.7

Women

4,426 4,037 49.3 60.0 15.9 25.8 18.0 8.5 14.8 1.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs(1)

1,952 1,563 51.4 60.9 19.4 30.2 23.5 11.5 15.2 2.1

Job leavers

408 408 49.3 60.9 15.5 21.1 16.4 7.4 15.0 1.9

Reentrants

1,550 1,550 47.4 58.4 13.3 23.5 15.2 7.0 15.1 1.8

New entrants

517 517 48.2 61.7 12.9 23.2 11.0 5.2 12.2 1.8

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 12, 2015