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Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2013-14

Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2013-14
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
                          Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2013      2014      2013      2014      2013      2014  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                      
                                                                                        Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                      
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Total who worked or looked for work.............................  161,813   162,757    85,032    85,602    76,781    77,156 
       Percent with unemployment.....................................     12.9      10.9      13.5      11.4      12.2      10.3 
                                                                                                                                 
       Total with unemployment.......................................   20,880    17,708    11,521     9,784     9,359     7,924 
         Did not work but looked for work............................    4,825     3,701     2,442     1,962     2,384     1,740 
           1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,301     1,199       550       550       750       649 
           15 weeks or more..........................................    3,525     2,502     1,892     1,412     1,633     1,090 
                                                                                                                                 
         Worked during the year......................................   16,055    14,006     9,079     7,822     6,976     6,185 
           Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      462       392       259       286       203       106 
           Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   15,593    13,614     8,820     7,536     6,773     6,079 
             1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,384     2,365     1,224     1,227     1,160     1,138 
             5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,167     1,999     1,229     1,168       938       831 
             11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,032     1,889     1,126     1,095       907       794 
             15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,485     3,855     2,605     2,124     1,881     1,731 
             27 weeks or more........................................    4,524     3,507     2,636     1,924     1,888     1,584 
                                                                                                                                 
                 Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     17.9      16.3      18.7      15.9      16.9      16.8 
                                                                                                                                 
                 With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,319     2,872     2,064     1,787     1,254     1,084 
                   2 spells..........................................    1,606     1,472       948       934       658       539 
                   3 spells or more..................................    1,713     1,399     1,117       854       596       546 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                      
                                                                                         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.................................................     27.0      32.4      22.5      28.0      31.5      37.3 
       15 weeks or more..............................................     73.0      67.6      77.5      72.0      68.5      62.7 
                                                                                                                                 
     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......      2.9       2.8       2.9       3.7       2.9       1.7 
       Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     97.1      97.2      97.1      96.3      97.1      98.3 
         1 to 4 weeks................................................     14.9      16.9      13.5      15.7      16.6      18.4 
         5 to 10 weeks...............................................     13.5      14.3      13.5      14.9      13.4      13.4 
         11 to 14 weeks..............................................     12.7      13.5      12.4      14.0      13.0      12.8 
         15 to 26 weeks..............................................     27.9      27.5      28.7      27.1      27.0      28.0 
         27 weeks or more............................................     28.2      25.0      29.0      24.6      27.1      25.6 
                                                                                                                                 
                   With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     20.7      20.5      22.7      22.9      18.0      17.5 
                     2 spells........................................     10.0      10.5      10.4      11.9       9.4       8.7 
                     3 spells or more................................     10.7      10.0      12.3      10.9       8.5       8.8 

       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 09, 2015
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