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Table 5. Job search activity (1) using the Internet by selected characteristics, October 2003


 Table 5.  Job search activity(1) using the Internet by selected characteristics, October 2003
 
 (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            
                                                Total civilian       Job search activity of persons who used
                                               noninstitutional         the Internet to search for a job    
                                                  population                        (percent)               
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            
              Characteristic                                           Read                         Posted a
                                                  Total who          on-line  Researched  Submitted resume on
                                                   used the Percent   ads or   informa-   a resume   a job  
                                           Total   Internet    of    searched  tion on       or     listing 
                                                  to search  total   on-line   potential  applica-  site or 
                                                  for a job            job     employers    tion     with a 
                                                                     listings                       service 
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            
               AGE AND SEX                                                                                  
                                                                                                            
     Total, 16 years and over............ 222,039   25,459    11.5     92.6       70.2      57.0      41.0  
 16 to 24 years..........................  36,017    5,676    15.8     92.0       63.4      55.1      39.2  
   16 to 19 years........................  16,145    1,470     9.1     88.9       51.1      46.3      27.9  
   20 to 24 years........................  19,872    4,206    21.2     93.1       67.7      58.2      43.1  
 25 years and over....................... 186,022   19,784    10.6     92.8       72.2      57.5      41.6  
   25 to 34 years........................  39,094    7,538    19.3     93.7       74.9      60.0      42.6  
   35 to 44 years........................  43,670    6,228    14.3     92.8       71.3      57.3      41.4  
   45 to 54 years........................  40,760    4,163    10.2     91.9       70.5      55.6      41.7  
   55 to 64 years........................  28,112    1,595     5.7     91.1       68.0      53.1      38.1  
   65 years and over.....................  34,385      260      .8     91.4       68.4      47.4      35.3  
                                                                                                            
 Men..................................... 106,879   12,460    11.7     92.4       73.5      59.8      42.8  
 Women................................... 115,160   12,999    11.3     92.9       67.1      54.3      39.4  
                                                                                                            
  RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                     
                                                                                                            
 White................................... 181,871   20,310    11.2     92.3       70.1      56.1      39.5  
 Black or African American...............  25,825    3,120    12.1     93.7       70.8      62.3      49.2  
 Asian...................................   9,328    1,297    13.9     93.5       73.5      60.0      45.2  
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............  27,913    2,304     8.3     92.1       68.5      55.9      42.2  
                                                                                                            
          EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT                                                                            
                                                                                                            
     Total, 25 years and over............ 186,022   19,784    10.6     92.8       72.2      57.5      41.6  
 Less than a high school diploma.........  27,757      619     2.2     92.9       60.0      52.9      35.0  
 High school graduates, no college (2)...  59,569    3,846     6.5     93.3       63.7      51.7      39.4  
 Some college or associate degree........  46,741    6,200    13.3     93.2       69.1      55.5      40.6  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........  51,954    9,119    17.6     92.3       78.8      61.6      43.6  
   Advanced degree.......................  17,846    2,868    16.1     90.8       80.9      60.6      41.8  

   1 Refers to use of the Internet to search for a job "this year," that is, from January to October 2003.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

   NOTE:  The percentage of persons performing each activity may exceed 100 percent as persons may perform
 more than one activity.  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.  In addition, persons whose ethnicity is
 Hispanic or Latino may be of any race and, therefore, are classified by ethnicity as well as by race.






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