Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2014-15

Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2014-15 [Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment Total Men Women
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total who worked or looked for work

162,757 165,495 85,602 87,149 77,156 78,347

Percent with unemployment

10.9 10.2 11.4 10.4 10.3 10.0

Total with unemployment

17,708 16,925 9,784 9,063 7,924 7,862

Did not work but looked for work

3,701 3,167 1,962 1,630 1,740 1,536

1 to 14 weeks

1,199 1,112 550 487 649 625

15 weeks or more

2,502 2,054 1,412 1,143 1,090 911

Worked during the year

14,006 13,759 7,822 7,433 6,185 6,326

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

392 392 286 245 106 147

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

13,614 13,366 7,536 7,188 6,079 6,179

1 to 4 weeks

2,365 2,618 1,227 1,367 1,138 1,251

5 to 10 weeks

1,999 2,102 1,168 1,159 831 943

11 to 14 weeks

1,889 1,916 1,095 993 794 923

15 to 26 weeks

3,855 3,572 2,124 2,000 1,731 1,571

27 weeks or more

3,507 3,159 1,924 1,668 1,584 1,491

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

16.3 14.7 15.9 14.8 16.8 14.6

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

2,872 2,971 1,787 1,762 1,084 1,209

2 spells

1,472 1,376 934 767 539 609

3 spells or more

1,399 1,595 854 995 546 600

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

32.4 35.1 28.0 29.9 37.3 40.7

15 weeks or more

67.6 64.9 72.0 70.1 62.7 59.3

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

2.8 2.9 3.7 3.3 1.7 2.3

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

97.2 97.1 96.3 96.7 98.3 97.7

1 to 4 weeks

16.9 19.0 15.7 18.4 18.4 19.8

5 to 10 weeks

14.3 15.3 14.9 15.6 13.4 14.9

11 to 14 weeks

13.5 13.9 14.0 13.4 12.8 14.6

15 to 26 weeks

27.5 26.0 27.1 26.9 28.0 24.8

27 weeks or more

25.0 23.0 24.6 22.4 25.6 23.6

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

20.5 21.6 22.9 23.7 17.5 19.1

2 spells

10.5 10.0 11.9 10.3 8.7 9.6

3 spells or more

10.0 11.6 10.9 13.4 8.8 9.5

(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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