HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
29. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, sex, age, and duration of unemployment

[Percent distribution]
Reason, sex, and age 2017
Total unemployed Duration of unemployment
Thousands
of persons
Percent Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total, 16 years and over

6,982 100.0 32.5 28.8 38.7 14.6 24.2

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,434 100.0 34.8 29.6 35.6 14.8 20.8

On temporary layoff

956 100.0 55.9 31.5 12.6 8.5 4.1

Not on temporary layoff

2,479 100.0 26.6 28.9 44.5 17.2 27.2

Permanent job losers

1,768 100.0 24.3 28.3 47.4 17.8 29.6

Persons who completed temporary jobs

711 100.0 32.4 30.4 37.2 15.8 21.4

Job leavers

778 100.0 36.7 29.9 33.4 13.2 20.2

Reentrants

2,079 100.0 27.1 26.8 46.2 14.8 31.4

New entrants

690 100.0 32.9 29.1 38.0 14.2 23.7

Men, 20 years and over

3,287 100.0 30.0 28.4 41.5 15.3 26.3

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,970 100.0 33.0 29.9 37.1 15.4 21.7

On temporary layoff

531 100.0 53.5 33.2 13.3 9.4 4.0

Not on temporary layoff

1,439 100.0 25.4 28.7 45.9 17.7 28.2

Permanent job losers

1,013 100.0 23.3 27.9 48.8 18.3 30.5

Persons who completed temporary jobs

426 100.0 30.5 30.6 38.9 16.2 22.7

Job leavers

359 100.0 35.4 28.0 36.6 13.1 23.5

Reentrants

815 100.0 22.1 25.5 52.4 16.3 36.2

New entrants

142 100.0 21.2 25.8 53.0 13.6 39.4

Women, 20 years and over

2,868 100.0 31.7 28.5 39.8 14.3 25.5

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,348 100.0 35.0 29.7 35.3 14.3 20.9

On temporary layoff

378 100.0 56.2 31.4 12.4 7.6 4.8

Not on temporary layoff

970 100.0 26.7 29.1 44.2 17.0 27.2

Permanent job losers

715 100.0 24.7 28.5 46.8 17.4 29.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

255 100.0 32.5 30.5 37.0 15.8 21.2

Job leavers

375 100.0 36.1 31.5 32.3 13.7 18.6

Reentrants

996 100.0 26.3 26.2 47.5 14.5 33.1

New entrants

149 100.0 26.2 25.9 47.9 14.3 33.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

827 100.0 45.3 30.9 23.8 12.6 11.2

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

116 100.0 62.7 23.5 13.8 9.7 4.1

On temporary layoff

47 100.0 81.4 12.6 6.0 5.8 0.2

Not on temporary layoff

70 100.0 50.1 30.9 19.0 12.3 6.7

Permanent job losers

40 100.0 42.8 33.8 23.3 14.2 9.2

Persons who completed temporary jobs

30 100.0 - - - - -

Job leavers

44 100.0 52.6 31.5 15.9 9.5 6.3

Reentrants

267 100.0 45.2 33.0 21.8 11.6 10.3

New entrants

399 100.0 39.6 31.5 28.9 14.4 14.4

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2018