Employment Bulletin
July 2021
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from July last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-26%), higher-degree level tertiary education (-20%), lowest level of tertiary education (-20%) and post-secondary non-tertiary education (-19 %). Unemployment fell the least among those with level of education ‘unknown’ (-8%), higher level basic qualifications (-8 %), and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-10%).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased for all groups from July of last year; the greatest decreases were in the groups of ‘unknown’ (-17,300), service and sales workers (-12,900), professionals (-8,800), craft and related trades workers (-7,600) and associate professionals and technicians (-6,900). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-0), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-400) and managers (-800).