Employment Bulletin
October 2021
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of October, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 108,000, up 26,000 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 64,400 were men and 43,600 were women. The number of men increased by 15,400 (32%) from the previous year and the number of women by 10,600 (32%). The number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 47,500, which is 13,200 more than a year ago.