Employment Bulletin
May 2022
The total number of jobseekers decreased

At the end of May, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 508,300, down 134,300 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 255,400 were men and 252,900 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 69,200 and the number of women by 65,100. Of the jobseekers, 231,800, or 200 less than a year earlier, were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.

Of the jobseekers, 167,800 were employed: 135,800 of them were in full-time work, 9,700 were in part-time work and 22,400 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 99,000, of whom 26,300 were in services promoting employment and 54,700 in training. Of the jobseekers, 235,400 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 65,800 less than the year before. In May, 12,000 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 4,600 less than in April. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 29,200 from May a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 6,100, representing a decrease of 8,800 from the year before.