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Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2012-13

Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2012-13
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
                          Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                        Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Total who worked or looked for work.............................  161,707   161,813    84,999    85,032    76,708    76,781 
       Percent with unemployment.....................................     13.9      12.9      14.5      13.5      13.1      12.2 
                                                                                                                                 
       Total with unemployment.......................................   22,423    20,880    12,352    11,521    10,071     9,359 
         Did not work but looked for work............................    5,513     4,825     2,856     2,442     2,657     2,384 
           1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,455     1,301       614       550       842       750 
           15 weeks or more..........................................    4,057     3,525     2,242     1,892     1,815     1,633 
                                                                                                                                 
         Worked during the year......................................   16,910    16,055     9,496     9,079     7,414     6,976 
           Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      464       462       309       259       155       203 
           Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   16,447    15,593     9,187     8,820     7,259     6,773 
             1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,242     2,384     1,178     1,224     1,064     1,160 
             5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,349     2,167     1,362     1,229       987       938 
             11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,174     2,032     1,242     1,126       933       907 
             15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,709     4,485     2,714     2,605     1,995     1,881 
             27 weeks or more........................................    4,972     4,524     2,692     2,636     2,280     1,888 
                                                                                                                                 
                 Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     18.4      17.9      18.1      18.7      18.8      16.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                 With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,761     3,319     2,326     2,064     1,435     1,254 
                   2 spells..........................................    1,730     1,606     1,002       948       727       658 
                   3 spells or more..................................    2,031     1,713     1,324     1,117       707       596 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                         Percent distribution
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Did not work but looked for work................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
       1 to 14 weeks.................................................     26.4      27.0      21.5      22.5      31.7      31.5 
       15 weeks or more..............................................     73.6      73.0      78.5      77.5      68.3      68.5 
                                                                                                                                 
     Worked during the year..........................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
       Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment......      2.7       2.9       3.3       2.9       2.1       2.9 
       Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     97.3      97.1      96.7      97.1      97.9      97.1 
         1 to 4 weeks................................................     13.3      14.9      12.4      13.5      14.3      16.6 
         5 to 10 weeks...............................................     13.9      13.5      14.3      13.5      13.3      13.4 
         11 to 14 weeks..............................................     12.9      12.7      13.1      12.4      12.6      13.0 
         15 to 26 weeks..............................................     27.8      27.9      28.6      28.7      26.9      27.0 
         27 weeks or more............................................     29.4      28.2      28.3      29.0      30.8      27.1 
                                                                                                                                 
                   With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     22.2      20.7      24.5      22.7      19.4      18.0 
                     2 spells........................................     10.2      10.0      10.6      10.4       9.8       9.4 
                     3 spells or more................................     12.0      10.7      13.9      12.3       9.5       8.5 

       1 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
       2 Worked less than 50 weeks.
       NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.



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Last Modified Date: December 16, 2014
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