The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment during July totalled 50,100, which is 24,600 fewer than in July last year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies in July was 101,800, which is 59,200 fewer than a year ago. A total of 7,000 of these vacancies were filled during July, 1,700 of them through Employment and Economic Development Offices. A total of 36,100 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 8,500 vacancies were cancelled and 800 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 July was 53,700, down 31,600 on the previous year.
The number of new vacancies had decreased in almost all occupational groups; the most in the groups of elementary occupations (-5,600), technicians and associate professionals (-5,300), craft and related trades workers (-4,900), service and sales workers (-4,800), and plant and machine operators, and assemblers (-2,200). The number of new vacancies remained unchanged in the occupational group of armed forces.