At the end of October, the number of persons covered by services included in the activation rate amounted to 112,600, down 5,900 on the previous year. Compared with September, the number of persons covered by such services increased by 1,900. Of those covered by services, 60,700 were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. The activation rate at the end of October was 30.3%, which is 2.8 percentage points higher than a year earlier. In all, 4.1% of the labour force were covered by these services.
Of those covered by services, the number of men was 53,400, down 3,100 on the previous year. The number of women covered by these services was 59,200, down 2,800 on the previous year.
Broad unemployment, or the total number of unemployed jobseekers and those covered by services, was 371,700 at the end of October. This is 59,600 less than a year earlier. The decrease in broad unemployment was mainly due to a decrease in the number of unemployed.