Employment Bulletin
December 2021
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from December last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-32%), post-secondary non-tertiary education (-29%), lowest level of tertiary education (-26%) and higher-degree level tertiary education (-25 %). Unemployment fell the least among those with higher level basic qualifications (-14%), level of education ‘unknown’ (-16%) and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-16%).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in all groups from December last year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-16,300), craft and related trades workers (-16,000), ‘unknown’ (-14,300), professionals (-8,800) and technicians and associate professionals (-8,200). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-35), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-700) and managers (-1,000).