Table 41 : Percentage distribution of unemployed persons by duration of unemployment and sex, August 1996-1998


Duration of unemployment (weeks)

1996

1997

1998

Women
Men
Women
Men
Women
Men

Total

39.9

60.1

41.0

59.0

34.2

65.8

< 5

35.0

65.0

41.0

59.0

33.4

66.6

5-9

36.9

63.1

38.5

61.5

33.0

67.0

10-14

42.3

57.7

46.1

53.9

34.1

65.9

15-26

61.0

39.0

41.9

58.1

36.2

63.8

> 27

17.5

82.5

37.0

63.0

36.2

63.8

 
Source: NSO; Labor Force Survey , August 1996- 1998.