Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2011-12

Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2011-12
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women      
                     Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                 
                                                                                   Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Total who worked or looked for work.............................  159,693   161,707    83,715    84,999    75,978    76,708 
  Percent with unemployment.....................................     14.9      13.9      15.8      14.5      13.8      13.1 
                                                                                                                            
  Total with unemployment.......................................   23,739    22,423    13,262    12,352    10,477    10,071 
    Did not work but looked for work............................    6,214     5,513     3,212     2,856     3,002     2,657 
      1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,395     1,455       656       614       739       842 
      15 weeks or more..........................................    4,819     4,057     2,556     2,242     2,263     1,815 
                                                                                                                            
    Worked during the year......................................   17,525    16,910    10,050     9,496     7,476     7,414 
      Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      417       464       271       309       147       155 
      Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   17,108    16,447     9,779     9,187     7,329     7,259 
        1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,211     2,242     1,170     1,178     1,041     1,064 
        5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,273     2,349     1,238     1,362     1,035       987 
        11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,063     2,174     1,276     1,242       787       933 
        15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,942     4,709     2,936     2,714     2,007     1,995 
        27 weeks or more........................................    5,619     4,972     3,159     2,692     2,459     2,280 
                                                                                                                            
            Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     19.8      18.4      19.9      18.1      19.8      18.8 
                                                                                                                            
            With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,524     3,761     2,448     2,326     1,076     1,435 
              2 spells..........................................    1,745     1,730     1,121     1,002       624       727 
              3 spells or more..................................    1,779     2,031     1,327     1,324       451       707 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                 
                                                                                    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.................................................     22.4      26.4      20.4      21.5      24.6      31.7 
  15 weeks or more..............................................     77.6      73.6      79.6      78.5      75.4      68.3 
                                                                                                                            
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......      2.4       2.7       2.7       3.3       2.0       2.1 
  Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     97.6      97.3      97.3      96.7      98.0      97.9 
    1 to 4 weeks................................................     12.6      13.3      11.6      12.4      13.9      14.3 
    5 to 10 weeks...............................................     13.0      13.9      12.3      14.3      13.8      13.3 
    11 to 14 weeks..............................................     11.8      12.9      12.7      13.1      10.5      12.6 
    15 to 26 weeks..............................................     28.2      27.8      29.2      28.6      26.8      26.9 
    27 weeks or more............................................     32.1      29.4      31.4      28.3      32.9      30.8 
                                                                                                                            
              With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     20.1      22.2      24.4      24.5      14.4      19.4 
                2 spells........................................     10.0      10.2      11.2      10.6       8.4       9.8 
                3 spells or more................................     10.1      12.0      13.2      13.9       6.0       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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