Employment Bulletin
May 2021
The total number of jobseekers decreased

At the end of May, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 642,700, down 126,000 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 324,600 were men and 318,000 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 55,800 and the number of women by 70,200. Of the jobseekers, 232,100 were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.

Of the jobseekers, 216,700 were employed, 195,600 of them were on the open labour market and 21,100 were employed through the services organised by the employment and economic development administration and local government pilots on employment. The number of job seekers on the open labour market increased by 9,300 from May a year earlier. The number of jobseekers outside the labour force was 109,900, of whom 25,900 were in services promoting employment and 63,600 in training. Of the jobseekers, 301,200 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 131,500 less than the year before. In May, 41,200 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 12,700 less than in April. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 117,000 from May a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 14,900, representing a decrease of 8,300 from the year before.