Employment Bulletin
October 2022
Unemployment decreased at eight levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from October last year at all levels of education, with the exception of those with level of education ‘unknown’ whose unemployment increased by 5%. Unemployment decreased the most among those with lower level basic qualifications (-23%), lowest level of tertiary education (-15%) and post-secondary non-tertiary education (-12%). Unemployment decreased the least among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-9%) and higher-degree level tertiary education (-9%).

Unemployment decreased in all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in all groups from October last year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-6,000), craft and related trades workers (-4,400), ‘unknown’ (-3,500), technicians and associate professionals (-2,800) and professionals (-2,800). Unemployment decreased the least in the occupational groups of armed forces (-10), managers (-500) and skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-500).