Employment Bulletin
November 2021
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of November, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 106,200, up 20,900 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 63,600 were men and 42,600 were women. The number of men increased by 12,500 (25%) from the previous year and the number of women by 8,400 (24%). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 48,300, which is 13,300 more than a year ago.