September 2019

A total of 226,000 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of September. This is 6,000 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers was down by 6,600 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 8.6% of the labour force; down by 0.2 percentage points from the previous year. 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 6,000 from the previous year
  • Services included in the activation rate had 6,000 less people than a year ago
  • 15,000 new job vacancies more compared to last year