Employment Bulletin
March 2022
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from March last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with post-secondary non-tertiary education (-37%), lower-degree level tertiary education (-29%) and upper secondary education (-27%). Unemployment fell the least among those with doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-16%), higher level basic qualifications (-17%), and level of education ‘unknown’ (-18%).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in all groups from March last year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-23,600), craft and related trades workers (-13,200), ‘unknown’ (-11,000), technicians and associate professionals (-7,100) and professionals (-7,100). Unemployment decreased the least in the occupational groups of armed forces (-50), managers (-900) and skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-900).