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Table 4 Factor analysis of search methods: Factor loadings after Varimax rotation

From: How do the unemployed search for a job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Uniqueness
Public employment office 0.3295 −0.6557 0.2176 0.4142
Private employment agency 0.1342 −0.0397 0.8358 0.2818
Direct applications to employers 0.2136 0.6803 0.3857 0.3428
Asking friends, relatives, and trade unions, etc. 0.2623 0.7476 0.0547 0.3693
Inserting or answering advertisements 0.8277 −0.0893 0.2408 0.2489
Studying advertisements 0.8578 0.2539 0.0460 0.1975
Taking a test, interview or examination 0.1906 0.3700 0.6284 0.4319
  1. Source: EU-LFS, years 2006–2008, own calculations. – Notes: Figures in bold denote factor loadings larger than 0.5 in absolute value. – Factor analysis makes use of sampling weights.