In every day of 2016, an average of 1.2% of Americans looked for work, according to a survey from the Department of Labor examining the patterns and characteristics of job seekers.

Here are some key points:

  • Time spent on job searches averaged 2.5 hours daily
  • Search activity peaked between 10 AM and 2 PM on weekdays
  • Tuesdays between 11 AM and 12 PM saw the highest search activity of the week
  • Job seekers with a 4-year degree or higher tend to search on Sunday nights
  • Employed job seekers search most in the evenings

Recruiters can maximize their effectiveness by scheduling their candidate outreach during these peak times.  

Source: Society for Human Resource Management, Job Searches Peak Tuesday at Noon