Employment Bulletin
November 2020
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of November, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 85,300, up 24,200 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 51,100 were men and 34,200 were women. The number of men increased by 14,400 (39%) from the previous year and the number of women by 9,700 (40%). Long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 34,900, which is 6,600 more than a year ago.