Employment Bulletin
October 2021
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from October last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-26%), higher-degree level tertiary education (-22%) and lowest level of tertiary education (-21%). Unemployment fell the least among those with higher level basic qualifications (-8 %), level of education ‘unknown’ (-9 %) and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-12 %).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased for all groups from October of last year. The greatest decreases were in the groups of ‘unknown’ (-11,300), service and sales workers (-10,600), craft and related trades workers (-8,700), professionals (-6,700), and associate professionals and technicians (-5,700). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-7), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-400) and managers (-700).