Employment Bulletin
September 2020
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of September, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 81,100, up 18,500 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 48,100 were men and 32,900 were women. The number of men increased by 10,900 (29%) from the previous year and the number of women by 7,600 (30%). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years totalled 33,500, an increase of 3,800 from the previous year.