ERIC Number: ED414449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Looking for a Job While Employed. Issues in Labor Statistics. Summary 97-14.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.
In February 1995, a supplement to the Current Population Survey examined the job search rate among a sample of 108,876 employed persons (except unpaid family workers) who had worked for their employer for at least 3 months were asked if they had looked for others employment since December 1994. Of those surveyed, 6,044 (5.6%) had actively searched for a new job. The proportion of wage and salary workers actively searching for jobs was found to decrease with age (from 9.0% among individuals aged 20-24 years to 2.1% among individuals aged 55-64 years). Regardless of age, men were more likely than women to search for another job while employed (their respective job search rates were 5.9% and 5.2%). In virtually every occupational category, employed persons with higher levels of educational attainment had the highest job search rates (6.8% among individuals with an advanced degree versus 4.2% among individuals with less than a high school diploma). Among the major occupational groups, handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers had the highest job search rates, followed closely by workers in sales occupations. Workers in precision production, craft, and repair occupations demonstrated the lowest job search rate, whereas rates for workers in managerial, professional, and technical occupations were slightly below the average. (MN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.