Unemployed jobseekers by gender and age-group
Of the unemployed jobseekers, 150,000 (54%) were men and 128,800 (46%) were women. From June, the number of unemployed men rose by 4,800 and the number of unemployed women by 9,200. Compared with July a year ago, unemployment increased by 6,600 (5%) among men while unemployment among women fell by 100 (-0.1%).
At the end of July, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 30,900, representing an increase of 500 from July a year ago. Youth unemployment increased from June by 1,000. For those under 20, the number of unemployed was 6,700. Among those over 50, the number of unemployed was 97,000, representing a decrease of 900 on the year before. Among those over 55, the number of unemployed was 71,100, representing a decrease of 600 on the year before. Unemployment decreased among those over 64 years of age (-15%), those between 60 and 64 (-2%) and those between 50 and 54 (-1%). Unemployment increased the most among those between 40 and 44 (7%), those between 30 and 34 (6%) and those between 45 and 49 years of age (6%). Compared with June, unemployment rose in all other age groups, with the exception of those between 15 and 19 years of age, where it fell 6%. Unemployment increased the most from June among those between 25 and 29 years (8%).