Employment Bulletin
August 2021
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of August, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 111,800, up 32,900 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 66,300 were men and 45,500 were women. The number of men increased by 19,700 (42%) from the previous year and the number of women by 13,200 (41%). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 45,700, which is 12,900 more than a year ago.