Employment Bulletin
January 2023
The total number of jobseekers decreased

At the end of January, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 480,400, down 83,400 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 249,900 were men and 230,500 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 37,600 and the number of women by 45,800. Of the jobseekers, 235,500, or 3,600 less than a year earlier, were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.

Of the jobseekers, 123,400 were employed: 67,100 of them were in full-time work, 36,500 were in part-time work and 19,800 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 92,600, of whom 24,300 were in services promoting employment and 54,000 in training. Of the jobseekers, 258,000 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 15,700 less than the year before. In January, 22,400 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 1,200 less than in December. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 6,800 from January a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 6,300, representing a decrease of 2,500 from the year before.