Decrease in unemployed jobseekers in October

21.11.2017

A total of 272,500 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of October. This was 56,400 fewer than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers was down by 3,100 from the previous month.

The number of long-term unemployed — that is those who had been unemployed without interruption for at least a year — amounted to 94,700, down 28,100 on the previous year. The number of unemployed jobseekers over 50 years of age was 106,300, or 19,100 fewer than at the same time a year earlier.

Unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 32,300, representing a decrease of 8,700 from October last year. Among unemployed young people, the period of unemployment ended within three months on average in 66.4% of cases between January and October, which is 3.8 percentage points more than the year before.

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during October totalled 47,700, or 7,700 more than in October the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in October amounted to 89,500, which was 13,100 more than a year ago.

These figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

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Decrease in unemployed jobseekers in October (Press release from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 21.11.2017, tem.fi)

Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment