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Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2017-2018

Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2017-2018 [Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment Total Men Women
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total who worked or looked for work

167,538 168,617 88,360 88,364 79,177 80,253

Percent with unemployment

8.6 7.8 9.0 8.2 8.3 7.4

Total with unemployment

14,461 13,171 7,921 7,210 6,540 5,962

Did not work but looked for work

2,375 2,215 1,213 1,202 1,162 1,014

1 to 14 weeks

978 891 437 453 542 438

15 weeks or more

1,397 1,324 777 748 620 576

Worked during the year

12,086 10,956 6,708 6,008 5,379 4,948

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

426 452 265 287 160 165

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

11,661 10,504 6,442 5,721 5,218 4,783

1 to 4 weeks

2,771 2,350 1,414 1,097 1,358 1,253

5 to 10 weeks

1,901 1,651 1,071 888 830 763

11 to 14 weeks

1,582 1,430 902 783 680 647

15 to 26 weeks

2,846 2,793 1,566 1,621 1,280 1,172

27 weeks or more

2,559 2,281 1,489 1,333 1,070 948

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.4 13.9 13.7 14.7 13.0 12.8

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

2,438 2,381 1,482 1,419 956 961

2 spells

1,123 1,124 625 622 498 502

3 spells or more

1,315 1,256 857 797 458 459

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

41.2 40.2 36.0 37.7 46.6 43.2

15 weeks or more

58.8 59.8 64.0 62.3 53.4 56.8

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

3.5 4.1 4.0 4.8 3.0 3.3

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

96.5 95.9 96.0 95.2 97.0 96.7

1 to 4 weeks

22.9 21.4 21.1 18.3 25.2 25.3

5 to 10 weeks

15.7 15.1 16.0 14.8 15.4 15.4

11 to 14 weeks

13.1 13.0 13.5 13.0 12.6 13.1

15 to 26 weeks

23.5 25.5 23.4 27.0 23.8 23.7

27 weeks or more

21.2 20.8 22.2 22.2 19.9 19.2

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

20.2 21.7 22.1 23.6 17.8 19.4

2 spells

9.3 10.3 9.3 10.4 9.3 10.1

3 spells or more

10.9 11.5 12.8 13.3 8.5 9.3

(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 03, 2019