Unemployed jobseekers by levels of education and occupational group
Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from June last year at all levels of education; the decrease was greatest among those with post-secondary non-tertiary education (-24%), lower level basic qualifications (-23%), lowest level of tertiary education (-21%), secondary education (-19%) and lower-degree level tertiary education (-19%). Unemployment fell the least among those with level of education ‘unknown’ (-9%), doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-15%) and higher level basic qualifications (-15 %).
Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased for all groups from June of last year. The greatest decreases were in the groups of service and sales workers (-13,900), ‘unknown’ (-9,200), craft and related trades workers (-8,400), professionals (-6,100), and associate professionals and technicians (-5,000). Unemployment decreased the least in the groups of armed forces (-20), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-700) and managers (-800).