Employment Bulletin
August 2021
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from August last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-24%), higher-degree level tertiary education (-22%), lowest level of tertiary education (-18%) and post-secondary non-tertiary education (-17 %). Unemployment fell the least among those with level of education ‘unknown’ (-3%), higher level basic qualifications (-6 %), and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-10%).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased for all groups from August of last year; the greatest decreases were in the groups of ‘unknown’ (-12,400), service and sales workers (-8,400), professionals (-7,300), craft and related trades workers (-6,900) and associate professionals and technicians (-5,100). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-2), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-400) and managers (-600).