Employment Bulletin
February 2023
The total number of jobseekers decreased

At the end of February, the number of jobseekers registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment totalled 479,600, down 80,400 on the previous year. Of the jobseekers, 250,900 were men and 228,700 were women. Compared to the situation a year ago, the number of men decreased by 34,400 and the number of women by 46,000. Of the jobseekers, 236,900, or 1,000 less than a year earlier, were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment.

Of the jobseekers, 121,500 were employed: 64,100 of them were in full-time work, 37,700 were in part-time work and 19,700 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 93,700, of whom 24,900 were in services promoting employment and 54,900 in training. Of the jobseekers, 258,100 were unemployed jobseekers, which is 7,500 less than the year before. In February, 24,300 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid off, which is 1,900 more than in January. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 2,600 from February a year earlier. Furthermore, jobseekers on a reduced working week numbered 6,300, representing a decrease of 2,200 from the year before.