At the end of June, the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 259,800, down 56,400 on the previous year. Compared with May, the number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 24,400. Of the unemployed jobseekers, 142,500, or 21,000 fewer than in June a year ago, were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. The number of new job searches among unemployed jobseekers totalled 18,200, up 400 from June a year ago. In June, the number of starting periods of unemployment totalled 53,500, representing a decrease of 6,100 on the year before. The number of starting periods of unemployment increased by 17,700 from May. The number of starting periods is always greater than the number of job searches because new unemployment periods are also registered from the existing groups of jobseekers.
The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 33,500, down 4,200 from June a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 8,600 at the end of June, down 2,300 from the year before.
In June, 12,400 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 400 more than in May. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 21,700 from June a year earlier. In June, the number of job searches among the fully laid off people totalled 1,300, representing a decrease of 300 on the year before. The number of starting periods of full lay-offs was 4,700, down 2,300 from June a year ago. The number of starting periods of full lay-offs increased by 700 from May. The number of people fully laid off decreased in all occupational groups; the greatest increases were in the groups of service and sales workers (-7,200), ‘unknown’ (-3,100), craft and related trades workers (-2,800), and associate professionals and technicians (-2,100).