The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment during October totalled 79,800, which is 11,800 less than in October last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in October amounted to 160,500, which is 9,100 less than a year ago. A total of 12,100 of these vacancies were filled during October, 2,700 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 62,600 vacancies were closed for applications because the application period had ended or because there was a sufficient number of applicants. In addition, a total of 12,900 vacancies were cancelled and 2,200 vacancies could not be filled. The number of vacancies remaining unfilled at Employment and Economic Development Offices and in local government pilots at the end of October was 77,200, down 3,900 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had decreased in seven occupational groups; the most in the groups of service and sales workers (-3,900), elementary occupations (-2,200), craft and related trades workers (-2,200) and plant and machine operators, and assemblers (-1,400). The number of new vacancies increased the most in the occupational groups of managers (200) and skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (100).