Unemployment decreased in January

21.2.2017

A total of 342,900 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of January. This is 25,300 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 15,200 from the previous month.

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during January totalled 58,400, or 6,400 more than in January the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in January amounted to 91,300, which is 11,200 more than a year ago.

The figures are from the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Unemployment decreased in January (press release from Ministery of Economic Affairs and Employment 21.2.2017, tem.fi)

Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (temtyollisyyskatsaus.fi)