Employment Bulletin
January 2023
Unemployment decreased at eight levels of education

Examined by level of education, unemployment decreased from January last year at all levels of education, with the exception of those with level of education ‘unknown’ whose unemployment increased by 14%. Unemployment decreased the most among those with lower level basic qualifications (-22%), post-secondary non-tertiary education (-15%), lowest level of tertiary education (-13%) and doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (-9%). Unemployment decreased the least among those with lower-degree level tertiary education (-2%) and higher-degree level tertiary education (-3%).

Unemployment decreased in almost all occupational groups

Examined by occupation, unemployment decreased in almost all groups from January the previous year; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-7,100), technicians and associate professionals (-1,800), office and customer service workers (-1,700), professionals (-1,300), and elementary occupations (-1,300). Unemployment decreased the least in the occupational groups of plant and machine operators, and assemblers (-200) and skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-400). Unemployment remained unchanged in the group of armed forces.