Employment Bulletin
February 2020

A total of 248,100 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of February. This is 2,300 more than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 3,500 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 9.5% of the labour force, which is 0.1 percentage points more than the year before. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Trends:
  • The total number of jobseekers decreased
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 2,000 from the previous year
  • Services included in the activation rate had 7,000 less people than a year ago
  • 4,000 new job vacancies fewer than last year