Employment Bulletin
May 2022
Unemployment decreased in the areas of all ELY Centres

Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of unemployed jobseekers decreased in May in the areas of all Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres); the most in Uusimaa (-27%), Ostrobothnia (-26%), Pirkanmaa (-24%) and Lapland (-20%). The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased the least in South Savo (-12%), North Karelia (-13%), Southeast Finland (-16%) and Central Finland (-16%). The number of unemployed jobseekers fell the most in Åland, by 44%. Compared with April, the number of unemployed jobseekers decreased in the areas of 12 ELY Centres; the most in Kainuu (-12%), North Savo (-6%), South Ostrobothnia (-5%) and North Karelia (-5%). Unemployment increased from the previous month in Southwest Finland (1%) and Uusimaa (1%). In Åland, the number of unemployed jobseekers fell by 8% from April.