Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2015-16

Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2015-16 [Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment Total Men Women
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total who worked or looked for work

165,495 166,221 87,149 87,368 78,347 78,853

Percent with unemployment

10.2 9.4 10.4 9.5 10.0 9.2

Total with unemployment

16,925 15,570 9,063 8,300 7,862 7,270

Did not work but looked for work

3,167 2,583 1,630 1,304 1,536 1,278

1 to 14 weeks

1,112 961 487 450 625 511

15 weeks or more

2,054 1,622 1,143 855 911 767

Worked during the year

13,759 12,987 7,433 6,995 6,326 5,992

Year-round workers(1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment

392 480 245 280 147 199

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

13,366 12,507 7,188 6,715 6,179 5,792

1 to 4 weeks

2,618 2,553 1,367 1,259 1,251 1,294

5 to 10 weeks

2,102 2,083 1,159 1,073 943 1,010

11 to 14 weeks

1,916 1,559 993 844 923 715

15 to 26 weeks

3,572 3,286 2,000 1,892 1,571 1,394

27 weeks or more

3,159 3,027 1,668 1,647 1,491 1,380

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

14.7 14.5 14.8 15.3 14.6 13.8

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

2,971 2,871 1,762 1,634 1,209 1,237

2 spells

1,376 1,441 767 787 609 655

3 spells or more

1,595 1,430 995 847 600 583

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

35.1 37.2 29.9 34.5 40.7 40.0

15 weeks or more

64.9 62.8 70.1 65.5 59.3 60.0

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 3.7 3.3 4.0 2.3 3.3

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

97.1 96.3 96.7 96.0 97.7 96.7

1 to 4 weeks

19.0 19.7 18.4 18.0 19.8 21.6

5 to 10 weeks

15.3 16.0 15.6 15.3 14.9 16.9

11 to 14 weeks

13.9 12.0 13.4 12.1 14.6 11.9

15 to 26 weeks

26.0 25.3 26.9 27.0 24.8 23.3

27 weeks or more

23.0 23.3 22.4 23.5 23.6 23.0

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

21.6 22.1 23.7 23.4 19.1 20.7

2 spells

10.0 11.1 10.3 11.2 9.6 10.9

3 spells or more

11.6 11.0 13.4 12.1 9.5 9.7

(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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