Employment Bulletin
October 2020

A total of 312,700 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of October. This is 88,000 more than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 3,100 from the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 11.9% of the labour force, which is 3.3 percentage points more than the year before. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Trends:
  • Total number of jobseekers increased by 142,000
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 88,000 from the previous year
  • The number of people fully laid off increased by 46,000
  • Services included in the activation rate had 6,000 less people than a year ago
  • The number of new job vacancies decreased by 12,000 from last year