A total of 332,200 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of February. This is 28,800 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 10,700 from the previous month. The number of long-term unemployed amounted to 117,300, down 4,700 on the previous year.
At 9.2 per cent, the unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower in February than one year earlier. Unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 40,800, representing a decrease of 5,300 from February last year.
The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during February totalled 57,300, or 2,200 less than in February the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in February amounted to 109,900, which is 3,300 more than a year ago.
The figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.