Employment Bulletin
February 2023
Unemployment decreased at six levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from February last year at six levels of education. Unemployment decreased the most among those with lower level basic qualifications (-22%), lowest level of tertiary education (-11%), post-secondary non-tertiary education (-7%) and higher level basic qualifications (-6%). Unemployment grew among those with level of education ‘unknown’ (16%) and lower-degree level tertiary education (2%). Among those with higher-degree level tertiary education unemployment remained unchanged.

Unemployment decreased in seven occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in seven groups from February last year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-4,700), office and customer service workers (-1,400), technicians and associate professionals (-1,100), elementary occupations (-700), and professionals (-700). Unemployment increased in the groups of craft and related trades workers (600), plant and machine operators, and assemblers (600) and ‘unknown’ (600). Unemployment remained unchanged in the group of armed forces.