In August 232,600 unemployed jobseekers
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