Employment Bulletin, January 2014

According to the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, at the end of January 2014 the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 327,600, up 35,100 on the previous year.

In January, 31,400 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid-off. Since January 2013, the number of people fully laid off has increased by 6,400. 

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during January totalled 53,700, or 1,800 less than January in the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices amounted to 76,300 in January, which is 3,000 less than a year ago. The number of vacancies remaining unfilled at the end of January was 47,300, up 1,100 on the previous year.

At the end of January, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 42,900, representing an increase by 3,900 from January a year ago and a decrease by 1,300 from December. Unemployed jobseekers under 20 years of age numbered 7,700. For those over 50, this figure was 120,500, up 10,900 on the year before. 

At the end of January, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 85,500, up 18,000 on the previous year. Of those, persons unemployed without interruption for more than two years numbered 36,900, up 6,100 on the previous year.

The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 28,600, up 4,500 from January a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 8,400 at the end of January, up 2,000 from the year before.