December 2019

A total of 28 600 unemployed jobseekers were registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices in Southwest Finland. This is 300 more than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 600 from the previous month.

The rate of unemployment (according to these figures) was 12,6% which was slightly smaller than in Finland (13,0%).


  • The total number of jobseekers increased, but the growth rate is slowing down
  • Youth unemployment has decreased in more than half of the municipalities
  • The number of long-term unemployed increased in the county as total, but it has started to decrease in Uusikaupunki region as well as in Åboland archipelago
  • Nearly the same number of new jobs available