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 94,300, which is 15,300 more than in June last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in June amounted to 189,700, which is 44,400 more than a year ago. A total of 14,200 of these vacancies were filled during June, 4,100 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 74,000 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 13,300 vacancies were cancelled and 3,000 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 88,300, up 23,700 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had increased for nine occupational groups; the greatest increases were in the groups of service and sales workers (6,200), associated professionals and technicians (5,100) and elementary occupations (2,900). The number of new vacancies had decreased the most in the group of craft and related trades workers (-1,900).