HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
29. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, sex, age, and duration of unemployment
[Percent distribution]
Reason, sex, and age 2018
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

6,314 100.0 34.4 29.7 35.9 14.5 21.4

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,990 100.0 36.6 30.0 33.5 14.8 18.7

On temporary layoff

852 100.0 56.9 30.5 12.6 9.0 3.6

Not on temporary layoff

2,138 100.0 28.4 29.7 41.8 17.1 24.7

Permanent job losers

1,455 100.0 26.4 29.7 43.9 17.5 26.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

683 100.0 32.8 29.8 37.4 16.3 21.0

Job leavers

794 100.0 37.9 32.7 29.4 13.4 16.0

Reentrants

1,928 100.0 29.7 27.7 42.6 14.7 27.9

New entrants

602 100.0 33.8 31.2 35.1 14.1 21.0

Men, 20 years and over

2,976 100.0 31.7 29.0 39.4 15.9 23.5

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,706 100.0 34.3 29.9 35.8 16.2 19.6

On temporary layoff

472 100.0 54.0 30.9 15.1 10.6 4.4

Not on temporary layoff

1,234 100.0 26.8 29.5 43.7 18.3 25.4

Permanent job losers

826 100.0 24.5 29.3 46.2 18.8 27.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

408 100.0 31.4 29.9 38.7 17.4 21.4

Job leavers

381 100.0 37.9 31.1 31.1 13.0 18.0

Reentrants

759 100.0 23.7 26.7 49.7 16.7 32.9

New entrants

130 100.0 25.2 24.5 50.3 14.4 35.9

Women, 20 years and over

2,578 100.0 33.7 29.7 36.5 14.0 22.5

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,173 100.0 37.8 30.2 32.0 13.1 18.9

On temporary layoff

332 100.0 59.6 30.8 9.6 6.7 3.0

Not on temporary layoff

841 100.0 29.2 30.0 40.8 15.7 25.1

Permanent job losers

595 100.0 27.4 30.2 42.4 16.0 26.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

246 100.0 33.6 29.4 37.0 15.0 22.0

Job leavers

361 100.0 35.2 34.5 30.3 14.3 15.9

Reentrants

912 100.0 29.2 26.9 44.0 14.8 29.2

New entrants

132 100.0 25.2 32.6 42.2 15.5 26.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

759 100.0 47.2 32.5 20.4 11.1 9.3

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

111 100.0 57.7 28.3 14.0 10.8 3.2

On temporary layoff

49 100.0 67.1 24.4 8.5 8.5 0.0

Not on temporary layoff

62 100.0 50.4 31.4 18.2 12.6 5.6

Permanent job losers

34 100.0 - - - - -

Persons who completed temporary jobs

28 100.0 - - - - -

Job leavers

52 100.0 57.3 32.2 10.5 9.2 1.2

Reentrants

256 100.0 49.6 33.4 17.0 8.4 8.6

New entrants

340 100.0 40.4 33.2 26.5 13.5 13.0

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 18, 2019