Unemployed jobseekers by gender and age-group
Of the unemployed jobseekers, 171,400 (53%) were men and 151,200 (47%) were women, indicating an increase of 200 for men and 6,200 for women from the figures for June. Compared with July a year ago, unemployment decreased by 31,000 (-15%) among men and by 33,900 (-18%) among women.
At the end of July, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 40,300, representing a decrease of 13,700 from July a year ago. Youth unemployment decreased from June by 100. For those under 20, the number of unemployed was 8,700. Among those over 50, the number of unemployed was 113,400, representing a decrease of 12,200 on the year before. Among those over 55, the number of unemployed was 80,700, representing a decrease of 4,200 on the year before. Unemployment decreased the most among those under 30 (-23%) and those between 50 and 54 (-20%). Unemployment rose from the previous year only among those over 59 years of age; the most among those over 64 (22%). With the exception of those under 20, unemployment increased in all age groups compared with June, the most among those over 64 and those aged 25–49 (3%). Among those under 20, unemployment decreased by 8%.