At the end of October, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 470,700, down 106,500 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 238,400 were men and 232,300 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 53,200 and the number of women by 53,300. Of the jobseekers, 228,300, or 2,700 less than a year earlier, were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.
Of the jobseekers, 137,300 were employed: 84,500 of them were in full-time work, 31,100 were in part-time work and 21,600 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 95,500, of whom 26,000 were in services promoting employment and 54,500 in training. Of the jobseekers, 232,400 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 26,700 less than the year before. In October, 10,900 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 1,400 more than in September. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 8,900 from October a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 5,600, representing a decrease of 4,200 from the year before.