23th of July 2019
A total of 254,200 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of June. This was 18,600 fewer than a year earlier. The unemployment rate was 6.2 %.
The number of unemployed jobseekers increased by 27,600 from May, which is typical for the summer period. Young graduates entry the labour market from various education institutions and certain fixed-term employment contracts end for the summer months.
The number of long-term unemployed — that is those who had been unemployed without interruption for at least a year — amounted to 63,800, down 13,300 on the previous year. Unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 35,200, representing a decrease of 2,900 from June last year.
The number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices in June amounted to 110,000, which was 7,200 more than a year ago.
The employment rate was 75.7 %, which was 0.2 percentage points higher than in June the year before.
Read the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in full
Employment Bulletin June 2019
Petri Syvänen, Ministerial adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 8050