July 2019

A total of 268,900 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of July. This is 15,100 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 14,800 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 10.2% of the labour force, which is 0.6 percentage points less than a year ago. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Trends:

  • The total number of jobseekers decreased
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 15,000 compared to the year before
  • Services included in the activation rate had 5,000 less people than a year ago
  • 5,000 new job vacancies more compared to last year