Unemployed jobseekers by levels of education and occupational group
Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from November last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-28%), post-secondary non-tertiary education (-25%), higher-degree level tertiary education (-24%) and lowest level of tertiary education (-23%). Unemployment fell the least among those with higher level basic qualifications (-10 %), level of education ‘unknown’ (-11 %) and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-14 %).
Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in all groups from November last year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-13,300), craft and related trades workers (-10,700), ‘unknown’ (-9,600), professionals (-7,500) and technicians and associate professionals (-6,400). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-11), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-500) and managers (-800).