Employment Bulletin
October 2023
Unemployment increased in the areas of almost all ELY Centres

The number of unemployed jobseekers increased from October last year in all areas of ELY Centres, with the exception of Lapland (-3%). The number of unemployed jobseekers grew the most in Pirkanmaa (22%), North Ostrobothnia (18%), Central Finland (13%), Ostrobothnia (12%), South Ostrobothnia (12%) and South Savo (12%). In Åland, the number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 2%. Compared with September, the number of unemployed jobseekers increased in the areas of all ELY Centres; the most in South Ostrobothnia (8%), Kainuu (7%), South Savo (6%) and Häme (5%). In Åland, the number of unemployed jobseekers fell by 4% from September.