Employment Bulletin
October 2023
Increase in long-term unemployment

At the end of October, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 89,400, up 1,700 on the previous year. Of the long-term unemployed, 53,800 were men and 35,600 were women. The number of men increased by 700 (1%) from the previous year and the number of women increased by 1,000 (3%). Long-term unemployed who have been unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 47,200, which is 4,600 fewer than a year ago.