digital capitalism and the search for work

A really interesting Pew study on what seems likely to become a growing source of digital inequality. The Internet is becoming more important than ever to much job searching:

A majority of U.S. adults (54%) have gone online to look for job information, 45% have applied for a job online, and job-seeking Americans are just as likely to have turned to the internet during their most recent employment search as to their personal or professional network


Around 1/3 of Americans have looked for a new job in the past 2 years and 79% of these have consulted online resources and information. But the confidence and capacity to do this is far from evenly distributed: