At the end of October, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 657,900, up 142,500 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 335,200 were men and 322,700 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men increased by 78,400 and the number of women by 64,000.
Of the jobseekers, 210,100 were employed, 190,600 of them were on the open labour market and 19,500 were employed through the services of the employment and economic development administration. The number of jobseekers on the open labour market increased by 47,600 from October a year earlier. The number of jobseekers outside the labour force was 117,400, of whom 28,300 were in services promoting employment and 67,000 in training. Of the jobseekers, 312,700 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 88,000 more than the year before. In October, 57,200 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 400 more than in September. The number of people fully laid off increased by 46,300 from October a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 17,700, representing an increase of 12,000 from the year before.