Employment Bulletin, July 2014

According to the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, at the end of July 2014 the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 350,400, up 31,800 on the previous year. 

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during July totalled 31,400, or 1,500 more than July in the previous year. The total number of vacancies remaining unfilled at Employment and Economic Development Offices in July was 56,200, down 4,500 on the previous year. 

At the end of July, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 52,000, representing an increase by 5,000 from July a year ago. For those over 50, this figure was 121,100, up 10,600 on the year before.

At the end of July, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 92,600, up 16,900 on the previous year. 

The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 35,800, up 3,600 from July a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 9,400 at the end of July, up 1,900 from the year before.