Employment Bulletin
March 2021
Unemployment decreased among those with lower level basic qualifications

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from March last year only among those with lower level basic qualifications (-3%). At other levels of education, unemployment increased; the increase was greatest among those with level of education ‘unknown’ (27%), post-secondary non-tertiary education (18%), higher-degree level tertiary education (12%) and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (11%).

Unemployment increased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment increased in all groups from March last year; the most in the groups of ‘unknown’ (5,100), craft and related trades workers (3,800), elementary occupations (2,900) and professionals (2,800). Unemployment increased the least in the groups of armed forces (40), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (400) and plant and machine operators, and assemblers (600).