Employment Bulletin
December 2020
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of December, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 91,900, up 28,900 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 54,800 were men and 37,100 were women. The number of men increased by 17,000 (45%) from the previous year and the number of women by 11,900 (47%). Long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 36,400, which is 7,700 more than a year ago.