Employment Bulletin
July 2021
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of July, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 113,900, up 36,200 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 67,100 were men and 46,800 were women. The number of men increased by 21,400 (47%) from the previous year and the number of women by 14,800 (46%). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 45,100, which is 12,700 more than a year ago.