In December, 260,400 unemployed jobseekers
At the end of December, a total of 260,400 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. This is 14,900 fewer than a year earlier, and 25,600 more than the previous month. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 9.9% of the labour force, which is 0.6 percentage points less than the year before. The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
- Total number of all jobseekers decreased by 87,200
- The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 14,900 from the previous year
- The number of people fully laid off decreased by 1,800
- Services included in the activation rate had 3,000 more people than a year ago
- The number of new job vacancies decreased by 17,900 from the previous year