October 2019

A total of 224,700 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of October. This is 5,400 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 1,300 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 8.6% of the labour force, which is 0.1 percentage points less than a year ago. 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 decreased by 5,000 from the previous year
  • Services included in the activation rate had 7,000 less people than a year ago
  • 8,000 new job vacancies more compared to last year