Employment Bulletin
November 2020

A total of 10 261 unemployed jobseekers were registered in the area of ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia at the end of November. This is 3 640 more than the previous year and 97 more than the previous month. The big increase in the employment numbers can be explained with the effects of coronavirus and the measures that have been taken to prevent its spread. These measures have influenced the companies in the area. The share of the unemployed jobseekers out of the labour force in the area of ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia is the second lowest (8,9 %) in the mainland Finland. In the whole country the respective share out of the labour force is 12,0 %.

Compared with October the unemployment rate increased by 0,1 % in the area of ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia and in the whole country. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Trends:
  • The unemployment in the area of ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia increased as a result of the coronavirus: the amount of unemployed was in November 3 640 more (+ 55,0 %) than the previous year.
  • The effects of the coronavirus can be especially seen in the amount of the people that were laid off. In the end of November, the amount of fulltime laid-off was 2 806 i.e. 2 341 more than the previous year (+ 503,4 %).
  • Also, the youth unemployment rate increased. The amount of unemployed people under 25 years was 325 more compared with the year before (+ 37,6 %).
  • The amount of long-term unemployed increased by 599 persons compared with the year before (+ 36,8 %).
  • The number of new open vacancies in November was 68 less than the previous year.
  • The number of people in employment-promoting services is decreasing. In the end of November the amount of participants in services was in total 4 688 persons.