Employment Bulletin, September 2014

According to the Employment Service Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, at the end of September 2014 the number of unemployed jobseekers registered at Employment and Economic Development Offices totalled 314,500, up 29,600 on the previous year. 

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during September 2014 totalled 39,100, or 3,400 more than September in the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices amounted to 65,100 in September, which is 6,600 more than a year ago. 

Of unemployed jobseekers, 176,500 (56 %) were men and 138,000 (44 %) women. Compared with September a year ago, unemployment among men increased by 16,200 (10 %) and among women by 13,400 (11 %).

At the end of September, unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 41,700, representing an increase by 5,200 from September a year ago. For those over 50, this figure was 117,900, up 9,900 on the year before. 

At the end of September, the number of long-term unemployed who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year amounted to 92,600, up 15,900 on the previous year. 

The number of foreign citizens among unemployed jobseekers totalled 29,000, up 3,800 from September a year ago. Of these foreign unemployed jobseekers, EU/EEA citizens accounted for 8,400 at the end of September, up 1,800 from the year before.