At the end of June, the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 316,200, down 100,700 on the previous year. Compared with May, the number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 15,100. Typical of the summer period, the increase was brought about by the entry into the labour market of the young graduates from various education institutions and termination of certain fixed-term employment contracts for the summer months. Of the unemployed jobseekers, 163,500 were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. The number of new job searches among unemployed jobseekers totalled 17,800, down 10,000 from June a year ago. In June, the number of starting periods of unemployment totalled 59,600, representing a decrease of 37,900 on the year before. The number of starting periods of unemployment increased by 20,800 from May. The number of starting periods is always greater than the number of job searches because new unemployment periods are also registered from the existing groups of jobseekers.
The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 37,600, down 5,100 from June a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 10,900 at the end of June, down 1,600 from the year before.
In June, 34,100 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 7,100 less than in May. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 82,800 from June a year earlier. In June, the number of job searches among the fully laid off people totalled 1,600, representing a decrease of 7,600 on the year before. The number of starting periods of full lay-offs was 7,000, down 41,500 from June a year ago. The number of starting periods of full lay-offs decreased by 600 from May. The number of fully laid off people decreased in all groups; the most in the groups of ‘unknown’ (-19,000), service and sales workers (-18,500), professionals (-11,200), technicians and associate professionals (-9,100) and craft and related trades workers (-7,800).