Employment Bulletin
April 2023
Unemployment increased more among men than women

Of the unemployed jobseekers, 146,100 (59%) were men and 100,100 (41%) were women, indicating a decrease of 5,700 for men and 2,000 for women from the figures for March. Compared with April a year ago, unemployment increased by 5,700 (4%) among men and by 1,600 (2%) among women.

Unemployment decreased among those 50 years of age or more

At the end of April, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 25,100 representing an increase of 400 from April a year ago. Youth unemployment decreased from March by 1,300. For those under 20, the number of unemployed was 4,700. Among those over 50, the number of unemployed was 92,500, representing a decrease of 2,300 on the year before. Among those over 55, the number of unemployed was 68,600, representing a decrease of 1,900 on the year before. Unemployment decreased the most among those between 60 and 64 (-4%), those between 50 and 54 (-1%) and those over 64 (-1%). Unemployment increased the most among those between 30 and 34 (10%) and those between 40 and 44 years of age (9%). Compared with March, unemployment decreased in all age groups, with the exception of those over 64 years (1%). Unemployment decreased the most among those between 15 and 19 and those between 20 and 24 years of age (-5%).