Employment Bulletin
July 2021
The total number of jobseekers decreased

At the end of July, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 636,200, down 72,900 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 315,900 were men and 320,300 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 36,100 and the number of women by 36,800. Of the jobseekers, 240,500 were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.

Of the jobseekers, 209,400 were employed, 188,700 of them were on the open labour market and 20,700 were employed through the services organised by the employment and economic development administration and local government pilots on employment. The number of jobseekers outside the labour force was 92,200, of whom 21,700 were in services promoting employment and 50,700 in training. Of the jobseekers, 322,600 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 64,900 less than the year before. In July, 32,400 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 1,700 less than in June. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 49,600 from July a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 12,000, representing a decrease of 6,100 from the year before.