At the end of May, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 95,300, down 15,600 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 57,400 were men and 38,000 were women. The number of men decreased by 8,600 (-13%) from the previous year and the number of women by 7,000 (-15%). Of those unemployed in the long term, 53,500 had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years. This is 11,300 more than a year ago.