At the end of March, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 542,600, down 128,200 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 276,900 were men and 265,800 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 67,200 and the number of women by 61,000. Of the jobseekers, 234,800, or 2,800 more than a year earlier, were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.
Of the jobseekers, 180,500 were employed, 159,500 of them were on the open labour market and 21,000 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 103,800, of whom 26,100 were in services promoting employment and 59,300 in training. Of the jobseekers, 250,700 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 80,800 less than the year before. In March, 21,000 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 5,900 less than in February. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 41,800 from March a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 7,600, representing a decrease of 9,100 from the year before.