Tom McDonnell: It just keeps getting worse. Long-term unemployment now accounts for 56.3 per cent of total unemployment while the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate now stands at 14.4 per cent, compared with the previous figure of 14.2 per cent.
3rd quarter QNHS figures are reported here while the figures can be found here. Headline figures are here
The annual change in employment is -46,000 while the annual change in full time employment is -53,100