Employment Bulletin
August 2023
Decrease in long-term unemployment

At the end of August, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 90,800, down 1,500 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 54,300 were men and 36,500 were women. The number of men decreased by 1,200 (-2%) from the previous year and the number of women by 300 (-1%). Long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 48,400, which is 4,700 less than a year ago.