Job searching via the Internet
August 05, 2005
Slightly more than 1 in every 10 individuals in the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over reported that they had used the Internet between January and October 2003 to search for a job.
Men and women were about equally likely to have used the Internet to search for a job.
Among age groups, Internet job search rates were highest for individuals in the 20-to-24 (21.2 percent), 25-to-34 (19.3 percent), and 35-to-44 year-old (14.3 percent) age groups.
Internet job search rates by race and ethnicity ranged from 8.3 percent for Hispanic or Latino individuals to 13.9 percent for Asian individuals.
These data on Internet job searches are from a special supplement to the October 2003 Current Population Survey program. See Computer and Internet Use at Work in 2003, USDL 05-1457, to learn more about how people use computers when working and when searching for a job.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job searching via the Internet on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/aug/wk1/art05.htm (visited August 27, 2016).
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