Employment Bulletin
June 2021
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of June, the number of long-term unemployed who have been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 112,400, up 37,300 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 66,300 were men and 46,100 were women. The number of men increased by 22,100 (50 %) from the previous year and the number of women by 15,200 (49 %). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 43,900, which is 12,300 more than a year ago.