Employment Bulletin
February 2021
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of February, the number of long-term unemployed who have been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 96,100, up 32,900 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 57,800 were men and 38,300 were women. The number of men increased by 19,800 (52 %) from the previous year and the number of women by 13,000 (52 %). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 38,600, which is 10,100 more than a year ago.