Employment Bulletin
August 2023

At the end of August, a total of 249,500 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. This is 10,400 more than a year earlier. Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 29,200. Unemployed jobseekers accounted for 9.4% of the labour force, which is 0.3 percentage points more 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 22,500
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 10,400 from the previous year
  • The number of people fully laid off increased by 5,100
  • Services included in the activation rate had 2,100 more people than a year ago
  • The number of new job vacancies decreased by 30,700 from the previous year