Employment Bulletin, April 2014

According to the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, at the end of April 2014 the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 307,300, up 27,900 on the previous year.

In April, 25,700 of unemployed jobseekers were fully laid-off. Since April 2013, the number of people fully laid off has increased by 4,600.

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during April totalled 43,400, or 2,300 less than April in the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices amounted to 88,500 in April, down 3,000 on the previous year.

At the end of April, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 37,700, representing an increase by 2,900 from April a year ago and a decrease by 1,600 from March. For those over 50, this figure was 116,400, up 9,300 on the year before.

At the end of April, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for
more than a year amounted to 86,900, up 17,500 on the previous year. 

The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 27,500, up 3,500 from April a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 8,200 at the end of April, up 1,800 from the year before.