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Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2018-2019

Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2018-2019 [Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment Total Men Women
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total who worked or looked for work

168,617 170,663 88,364 89,200 80,253 81,463

Percent with unemployment

7.8 8.0 8.2 8.3 7.4 7.6

Total with unemployment

13,171 13,572 7,210 7,420 5,962 6,153

Did not work but looked for work

2,215 2,030 1,202 1,126 1,014 905

1 to 14 weeks

891 783 453 434 438 349

15 weeks or more

1,324 1,247 748 691 576 556

Worked during the year

10,956 11,542 6,008 6,294 4,948 5,248

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

452 432 287 257 165 175

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

10,504 11,110 5,721 6,037 4,783 5,073

1 to 4 weeks

2,350 2,378 1,097 1,137 1,253 1,241

5 to 10 weeks

1,651 1,849 888 1,004 763 845

11 to 14 weeks

1,430 1,566 783 871 647 695

15 to 26 weeks

2,793 2,813 1,621 1,633 1,172 1,180

27 weeks or more

2,281 2,504 1,333 1,392 948 1,112

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.9 13.8 14.7 14.4 12.8 13.1

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

2,381 2,418 1,419 1,408 961 1,010

2 spells

1,124 1,185 622 721 502 464

3 spells or more

1,256 1,232 797 687 459 546

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

40.2 38.6 37.7 38.6 43.2 38.6

15 weeks or more

59.8 61.4 62.3 61.4 56.8 61.4

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

4.1 3.7 4.8 4.1 3.3 3.3

Part-year workers(2) with unemployment

95.9 96.3 95.2 95.9 96.7 96.7

1 to 4 weeks

21.4 20.6 18.3 18.1 25.3 23.7

5 to 10 weeks

15.1 16.0 14.8 16.0 15.4 16.1

11 to 14 weeks

13.0 13.6 13.0 13.8 13.1 13.2

15 to 26 weeks

25.5 24.4 27.0 25.9 23.7 22.5

27 weeks or more

20.8 21.7 22.2 22.1 19.2 21.2

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

21.7 20.9 23.6 22.4 19.4 19.2

2 spells

10.3 10.3 10.4 11.5 10.1 8.8

3 spells or more

11.5 10.7 13.3 10.9 9.3 10.4

(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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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Last Modified Date: December 09, 2020