August 2019

A total of 232,600 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of August. This is 10,700 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers was down by 36,300 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 8.9% of the labour force which is 0.3 percentage points less than a year ago. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.


  • The total number of jobseekers decreased
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 11,000 compared to the year before
  • Services included in the activation rate had 6,000 less people than a year ago
  • 8,000 new job vacancies more compared to last year