Employment Bulletin
November 2021
Unemployment decreased more among women than men

Of the unemployed jobseekers, 147,100 (58%) were men and 105,600 (42%) were women, indicating a decrease of 1,300 for men and a decrease of 5,000 for women from the figures for October. Compared with November a year ago, unemployment decreased by 34,200 (-19%) among men and by 27,600 (-21%) among women.

Unemployment decreased in all age groups under the age of 65

At the end of November, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 26,500, representing a decrease of 9,500 from November a year ago. Youth unemployment decreased from October by 1,300. For those under 20, the number of unemployed was 5,200. Among those over 50, the number of unemployed was 99,800, representing a decrease of 16,100 on the year before. Among those over 55, the number of unemployed was 73,300, representing a decrease of 7,800 on the year before. Unemployment decreased the most among those under 30 (-25%) and those between 50 and 54 (-24%). Unemployment rose from the previous year only among those over 64 years of age (11%). Compared with October, unemployment fell in all age groups, with the exception of those between 60 and 64 years where the figure was unchanged. Unemployment fell the most among those under 30 (-5%).