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Table 3. Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2008-09

Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2008-09
                                                                                                                             
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women       
                      Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                     2008      2009      2008      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                    Numbers (in thousands)                   
                                                                                                                             
 Total who worked or looked for work.............................  160,658   159,776    84,781    84,396    75,878    75,380 
   Percent with unemployment.....................................     13.2      16.4      14.5      18.8      11.7      13.6 
                                                                                                                             
   Total with unemployment.......................................   21,205    26,135    12,306    15,864     8,899    10,271 
     Did not work but looked for work............................    3,187     5,847     1,672     3,323     1,514     2,525 
       1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,124     1,231       479       572       645       658 
       15 weeks or more..........................................    2,062     4,617     1,193     2,750       869     1,866 
     Worked during the year......................................   18,018    20,288    10,633    12,542     7,385     7,746 
       Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      763       693       484       458       279       235 
       Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   17,255    19,595    10,149    12,083     7,106     7,512 
         1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,786     2,526     1,516     1,466     1,270     1,060 
         5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,941     2,560     1,698     1,592     1,243       968 
         11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,435     2,414     1,464     1,557       971       857 
         15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,855     5,693     3,032     3,559     1,823     2,134 
         27 weeks or more........................................    4,238     6,402     2,439     3,908     1,799     2,494 
                                                                                                                             
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     15.2      19.7      15.7      19.7      14.7      19.5 
                                                                                                                             
             With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,989     4,149     2,621     2,862     1,368     1,287 
               2 spells..........................................    1,985     1,915     1,232     1,297       753       619 
               3 spells or more..................................    2,004     2,234     1,389     1,565       616       668 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                     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.................................................     35.3      21.0      28.7      17.2      42.6      26.1 
   15 weeks or more..............................................     64.7      79.0      71.3      82.8      57.4      73.9 
 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......      4.2       3.4       4.6       3.7       3.8       3.0 
   Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     95.8      96.6      95.4      96.3      96.2      97.0 
     1 to 4 weeks................................................     15.5      12.5      14.3      11.7      17.2      13.7 
     5 to 10 weeks...............................................     16.3      12.6      16.0      12.7      16.8      12.5 
     11 to 14 weeks..............................................     13.5      11.9      13.8      12.4      13.1      11.1 
     15 to 26 weeks..............................................     26.9      28.1      28.5      28.4      24.7      27.5 
     27 weeks or more............................................     23.5      31.6      22.9      31.2      24.4      32.2 
                                                                                                                             
               With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     22.1      20.5      24.7      22.8      18.5      16.6 
                 2 spells........................................     11.0       9.4      11.6      10.3      10.2       8.0 
                 3 spells or more................................     11.1      11.0      13.1      12.5       8.3       8.6 

   1 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
   2 Worked less than 50 weeks.
   NOTE: See Note, table 1.



Last Modified Date: October 03, 2023