May 2019

A total of 226,500 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of May. This is 15,100 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers was 3,100 lower than the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 8.6% of the labour force, which is 0.6 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 15,000 compared to the year before
  • Services included in the activation rate had 7,000 less people than a year ago
  • 3,000 new job vacancies more compared to last year