Employment Bulletin
October 2021
The total number of jobseekers decreased

At the end of October, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 577,200, down 80,700 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 291,600 were men and 285,600 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 43,600 and the number of women by 37,100. Of the jobseekers, 231,000 were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.

Of the jobseekers, 202,300 were employed, 180,600 of them were on the open labour market and 21,700 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 106,100, of whom 25,200 were in services promoting employment and 61,800 in training. Of the jobseekers, 259,000 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 53,700 less than the year before. In October, 19,800 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 1,300 less than in September. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 37,400 from October a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 9,800, representing a decrease of 7,900 from the year before.