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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Labour >> Persons unemployed >> Duration of unemployment

The long term unemployed are those that have been continuously unemployed for 52 weeks or longer at the time of the Labour Force Survey.

Of all unemployed persons at July 2004, some 4,800 (31.0%) had been unemployed for 52 weeks or more, compared with 4,400 (31.0%) at July 2002.

The average duration of unemployment at July 2004 was 81.3 weeks, compared with 72.6 weeks at July 2002. For people who had been unemployed for 104 weeks and over, the average duration of unemployment was 299.9 weeks.


DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT(a), Tasmania

July
2002
July
2003
July
2004

PERSONS ('000)

Duration of unemployment
Under 4 weeks
2.9
1.8
3.6
4 weeks and under 13 weeks
3.5
2.8
3.0
13 weeks and under 26 weeks
3.5
2.9
2.2
26 weeks and under 52 weeks
2.7
2.3
2.0
52 weeks and under 104 weeks
2.4
*1.1
1.5
104 weeks and over
4.1
3.3
3.3
Total unemployed
19.1
14.2
15.5

WEEKS (no.)
Average duration of unemployment
Under 4 weeks
1.6
1.5
1.8
4 weeks and under 13 weeks
8.0
7.7
7.2
13 weeks and under 26 weeks
19.7
20.0
19.2
26 weeks and under 52 weeks
31.4
36.0
37.9
52 weeks and under 104 weeks
75.1
68.3
75.6
104 weeks and over
247.1
261.5
299.9
Average duration of unemployment
72.6
78.8
81.3


*estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Duration of unemployment since last full-time or part-time job.

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Monthly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001).


These statistics relate to a Tasmania Together benchmark.


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