Employment Bulletin
May 2021
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from May last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-44 %), post-secondary non-tertiary education (-40 %) lowest level of tertiary education (-37 %) and higher-degree level tertiary education (-36 %). Unemployment fell the least among those with higher level basic qualifications (-17 %), doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-20 %) and lower level basic qualifications (-20 %).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in all groups from May last year; the greatest decreases were in the groups of service and sales workers (-34,900), ‘unknown’ (-30,400), professionals (-15,100) and technicians and associate professionals (-14,900). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-10), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-700) and managers (-1,700).