April 2019

A total of 229,600 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of April. This is 25,000 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers was down by 8,700 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 8.8% of the labour force, which is 0.9 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 25,000 compared to the year before
  • Services included in the activation rate had 2,000 less people than a year ago
  • 9,000 new job vacancies more compared to last year