The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment during November totalled 93,100, which is 43,700 more than in November last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in November amounted to 168,100, which is 76,800 more than a year ago. A total of 12,100 of these vacancies were filled during November, 3,000 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 74,900 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 5,700 vacancies were cancelled and 2,100 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 November was 77,100, up 32,700 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had increased for all occupational groups; the greatest increases were in the groups of service and sales workers (13,800), elementary occupations (9,200), craft and related trades workers (7,600), plant and machine operators, and assemblers (5,400) and associate professionals and technicians (3,400).