The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during November totalled 49,400, which is 7,200 less than in November last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in November amounted to 91,400, which is 19,500 less than a year ago. A total of 7,200 of these vacancies were filled during November, 2,500 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 38,500 vacancies were closed for applications because the application period had ended or because there was a sufficient number of applicants. In addition, a total of 2,600 vacancies were cancelled and 1,300 vacancies could not be filled. The number of vacancies remaining unfilled at the end of November was 44,400, down 6,700 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had decreased in seven occupational groups. The number of new vacancies had decreased the most in the groups of elementary occupations (-3,000), service and sales workers (-2,600), craft and related trades workers (-1,300), and plant and machine operators, and assemblers (-1,000). The number of new vacancies had increased the most in the groups of technicians and associate professionals (1,100) and professionals (500).