Employment Bulletin
May 2022
Unemployment decreased at all levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from May last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with post-secondary non-tertiary education (-34%), lower-degree level tertiary education (-25%), lowest level of tertiary education (-24%), secondary education (-24%) and lower level basic qualifications (-24%). Unemployment fell the least among those with level of education ‘unknown’ (-15%) and higher level basic qualifications (-17%).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in all groups from May last year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-17,600), craft and related trades workers (-9,900), ‘unknown’ (-9,900), professionals (-6,700), technicians and associate professionals (-5,900), and other workers (-5,500). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-20), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-800) and managers (-800).