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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
33. Unemployed jobseekers by sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and active jobsearch methods used
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2020
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

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

12,947 6,577 49.1 56.0 14.2 24.5 14.3 8.3 15.2 1.8

16 to 19 years

1,025 692 49.0 59.0 10.8 18.9 7.9 3.1 10.5 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,990 1,193 49.5 59.7 14.0 20.6 12.0 6.6 13.7 1.8

25 to 34 years

3,080 1,636 50.6 57.6 14.2 23.8 14.4 8.3 14.9 1.8

35 to 44 years

2,177 1,055 48.7 55.3 13.4 28.5 16.9 10.2 16.4 1.9

45 to 54 years

2,042 912 48.9 54.4 16.0 29.1 17.5 11.5 16.6 1.9

55 to 64 years

1,839 807 49.2 51.4 16.3 25.7 15.8 9.3 17.6 1.9

65 years and over

795 282 42.1 43.8 14.9 25.1 13.7 7.2 18.7 1.7

Men, 16 years and over

6,644 3,571 50.2 54.1 14.1 26.1 14.9 8.2 15.2 1.8

16 to 19 years

526 370 50.2 55.9 10.2 20.6 9.2 3.4 10.2 1.6

20 to 24 years

1,016 646 47.8 58.3 14.5 21.7 12.5 6.8 13.3 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,664 915 51.9 54.7 14.2 25.2 15.9 7.8 15.0 1.9

35 to 44 years

1,126 566 49.7 55.5 13.8 31.6 17.0 10.2 16.5 1.9

45 to 54 years

995 492 51.8 53.1 14.9 29.8 18.1 11.0 15.7 1.9

55 to 64 years

916 428 50.3 48.9 16.0 28.5 15.5 9.8 19.4 1.9

65 years and over

401 154 47.3 40.7 13.9 24.0 13.3 7.3 19.0 1.7

Women, 16 years and over

6,304 3,006 47.9 58.2 14.4 22.6 13.5 8.4 15.2 1.8

16 to 19 years

500 322 47.7 62.7 11.5 17.0 6.4 2.7 10.8 1.6

20 to 24 years

974 546 51.5 61.4 13.4 19.3 11.5 6.4 14.2 1.8

25 to 34 years

1,416 721 49.0 61.3 14.3 22.0 12.6 8.9 14.9 1.8

35 to 44 years

1,050 490 47.5 55.1 13.0 24.9 16.9 10.2 16.4 1.9

45 to 54 years

1,047 420 45.4 56.0 17.3 28.4 16.9 12.2 17.7 1.9

55 to 64 years

924 379 48.0 54.2 16.8 22.7 16.2 8.8 15.6 1.8

65 years and over

394 128 35.9 47.4 16.1 26.6 14.2 7.2 18.4 1.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO
ETHNICITY

White

9,090 4,466 49.8 54.9 14.5 25.1 13.8 8.3 15.8 1.8

Men

4,725 2,471 51.0 53.1 14.3 26.4 14.3 8.2 15.8 1.8

Women

4,365 1,994 48.2 57.2 14.6 23.5 13.1 8.4 15.8 1.8

Black or African American

2,304 1,362 46.8 56.8 13.4 21.4 17.0 8.7 12.5 1.8

Men

1,150 717 46.9 55.4 13.0 23.1 18.4 8.9 12.4 1.8

Women

1,155 645 46.8 58.4 14.0 19.4 15.5 8.4 12.6 1.8

Asian

894 401 48.8 59.2 15.1 27.0 12.1 7.9 16.1 1.9

Men

427 200 49.9 55.3 14.7 31.0 11.7 7.3 17.0 1.9

Women

467 201 47.7 63.1 15.5 23.0 12.6 8.4 15.2 1.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3,018 1,471 49.6 51.5 11.5 29.5 14.5 7.4 12.8 1.8

Men

1,598 794 51.0 49.5 11.0 32.0 14.6 7.0 12.9 1.8

Women

1,421 677 47.9 53.7 12.0 26.5 14.4 7.9 12.8 1.8

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. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021