The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment during June totalled 79,000, which is 31,300 more than in June last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in June amounted to 145,300, which is 52,300 more than a year ago. A total of 10,000 of these vacancies were filled during June, 2,900 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 67,700 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 3,700 vacancies were cancelled and 1,700 vacancies could not be filled. The number of vacancies remaining unfilled at Employment and Economic Development Offices and in local government pilots at the end of June was 64,500, up 24,700 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had increased in almost all occupational groups; the greatest increases were in the groups of service and sales workers (9,200), craft and related trades workers (6,900), elementary occupations (5,800), plant and machine operators, and assemblers (5,000) and professionals (2,000). The number of new vacancies decreased only in the groups of skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (-800) and armed forces (-10).