Employment Bulletin
August 2023
Unemployment increased more among men than women

Of the unemployed jobseekers, 142,000 (57%) were men and 107,500 (43%) were women, indicating a decrease of 8,000 for men and 21,300 for women from the figures for July. Compared with August a year ago, unemployment increased by 8,600 (6%) among men and by 1,800 (2%) among women.

Unemployment decreased among those 60 years of age or more

At the end of August, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 26,100, representing an increase of 500 from August a year ago. Youth unemployment decreased from July by 4,900. For those under 20, the number of unemployed was 5,600. Among those over 50, the number of unemployed was 90,800, representing an increase of 500 on the year before. Among those over 55, the number of unemployed was 67,400, representing an increase of 400 on the year before. Unemployment decreased among those over 64 years of age (-9%) and those between 60 and 64 (-1%). Unemployment increased the most among those between 40 and 44 (10%), those between 45 and 49 (9%) and those between 30 and 34 years of age (8%). Compared with July, unemployment decreased in all age groups; the most among those under 25 years of age (-16%) and those between 25 and 29 (-14%).