Employment Bulletin
October 2020
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of October, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 82,000, up 20,700 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 49,000 were men and 33,000 were women. The number of men increased by 12,300 (34%) from the previous year and the number of women by 8,400 (34%). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years totalled 34,300, an increase of 5,700 from the previous year.