Use of informal job search methods relative to use of public employment office. 2006–2008. Source: EU-LFS, own calculations. – Note: Graph displays values of Factor 2 of our factor analysis, which is positively correlated with “Direct applications to employers” and “Asking friends, relatives, and trade unions, etc.”, and negatively correlated with “Public employment office” (cf. Table 4). Mean values are based on inverse sampling probability weighted data.