Employment Bulletin
May 2022

At the end of May, a total of 235,400 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. This is 65,800 fewer than a year earlier, and 3,400 fewer than the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 8.9% of the labour force, which is 2.5 percentage points less than the year before. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

  • Total number of all jobseekers decreased by 134,300
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 65,800 from the previous year
  • The number of people fully laid off decreased by 29,200
  • Services included in the activation rate had 800 less people than a year ago
  • 30,800 more new job vacancies compared to the previous year