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Table 6. Job search activity (1) using the Internet by occupation and industry, October 2003


 Table 6.  Job search activity(1) using the Internet by occupation and industry, October 2003
 
 (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            
                                                                     Job search activity of persons who used
                                           Experienced labor force      the Internet to search for a job    
                                                                                    (percent)               
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            
         Occupation and industry                                       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 
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            
                OCCUPATION                                                                                  
                                                                                                            
     Total, 16 years and over............ 146,532   21,877    14.9     92.9       71.6      58.2      42.2  
  Management, professional, and related                                                                     
    occupations..........................  49,744    9,620    19.3     92.7       76.3      59.8      43.7  
    Management, business, and financial                                                                     
      operations occupations.............  20,225    3,648    18.0     93.8       80.8      64.0      47.1  
    Professional and related                                                                                
      occupations........................  29,519    5,972    20.2     92.1       73.5      57.3      41.6  
  Service occupations....................  23,616    2,591    11.0     91.3       65.1      52.9      35.6  
  Sales and office occupations...........  37,536    6,456    17.2     93.2       69.9      59.0      43.4  
    Sales and related occupations........  17,080    2,762    16.2     92.1       72.2      59.3      43.6  
    Office and administrative support                                                                       
      occupations........................  20,456    3,694    18.1     94.0       68.2      58.8      43.2  
  Natural resources, construction, and                                                                      
    maintenance occupations..............  16,084    1,386     8.6     93.6       65.4      57.3      40.3  
    Farming, fishing, and forestry                                                                          
      occupations........................   1,387       61     4.4     99.0       76.1      71.0      35.4  
    Construction and extraction                                                                             
      occupations........................   9,046      715     7.9     93.0       64.0      55.6      37.0  
    Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                   
      occupations........................   5,652      610    10.8     93.9       66.0      57.8      44.6  
  Production, transportation, and                                                                           
    material moving occupations..........  19,522    1,803     9.2     94.8       66.1      55.2      40.9  
    Production occupations...............  10,429      878     8.4     95.1       65.8      54.9      43.1  
    Transportation and material moving                                                                      
      occupations........................   9,094      925    10.2     94.4       66.3      55.5      38.7  
                                                                                                            
                 INDUSTRY                                                                                   
                                                                                                            
     Total, 16 years and over............ 146,532   21,877    14.9     92.9       71.6      58.2      42.2  
  Private wage and salary workers........ 114,995   17,710    15.4     93.3       72.0      59.5      43.5  
    Agriculture and related industries...   1,613       85     5.3     94.7       67.1      55.3      36.4  
    Nonagricultural industries........... 113,382   17,625    15.5     93.3       72.0      59.5      43.5  
      Mining.............................     551       61    11.0     90.2       62.8      53.7      36.1  
      Construction.......................   8,852      813     9.2     93.0       66.4      55.4      39.5  
      Manufacturing......................  17,478    2,367    13.5     94.8       72.3      59.7      46.3  
        Durable goods....................  10,875    1,603    14.7     95.1       71.4      59.0      47.3  
        Nondurable goods.................   6,604      764    11.6     94.1       74.2      61.2      44.0  
      Wholesale and retail trade.........  20,778    3,087    14.9     93.5       69.0      58.9      42.3  
      Transportation and utilities.......   5,429      702    12.9     93.9       76.7      61.1      39.1  
      Information........................   3,400      788    23.2     94.7       81.9      63.3      45.0  
      Financial activities...............   9,198    1,774    19.3     94.1       75.9      64.2      48.0  
      Professional and business                                                                             
        services.........................  12,517    2,803    22.4     94.6       76.5      66.7      51.2  
      Education and health services......  17,713    2,945    16.6     91.6       69.6      54.9      39.2  
      Leisure and hospitality............  11,236    1,572    14.0     90.4       66.9      51.7      35.8  
      Other services.....................   6,229      711    11.4     91.7       68.9      57.2      41.2  
 Government workers......................  20,445    3,114    15.2     92.0       69.1      51.3      34.7  
   Federal...............................   3,402      661    19.4     90.7       70.8      55.4      40.4  
   State.................................   5,869    1,009    17.2     92.4       65.2      43.8      29.3  
   Local.................................  11,174    1,445    12.9     92.3       70.9      54.6      35.8  
 Self-employed and unpaid family                                                                            
    workers..............................  11,092    1,053     9.5     89.5       72.4      57.5      42.1  

   1 Refers to use of the Internet to search for a job "this year," that is, from January to October 2003.
   NOTE:  Data refer to computer or Internet use on the sole or primary job.



    

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