Employment Bulletin
May 2022
Decrease in the number of persons covered by services

At the end of May, the number of persons covered by services included in the activation rate amounted to 112,600, down 800 on the previous year. Compared with April, the number of persons covered by such services decreased by 2,900. Of those covered by services, 62,800 were customers of the local government pilots, which is 2,800 more than in May last year. The activation rate at the end of May was 32.4%, which is 5.0 percentage points higher than a year earlier. In all, 3.9% of the labour force were covered by these services.

Of those covered by services, the number of men was 54,300, down 600 on the previous year. The number of women covered by these services was 58,300, down 200 on the previous year.

Broad unemployment, or the total number of unemployed jobseekers and those covered by services, was 348,000 at the end of May. This is 66,600 less than a year earlier. The decrease in broad unemployment was mainly due to a decrease in the number of unemployed.