Long-term unemployment decreased in April

24.5.2017

A total of 304,300 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of April. This is 36,700 less than a year earlier. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by 13,000 from the previous month. The figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

The number of long-term unemployed — that is those who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year — amounted to 109,200, down 11,900 on the previous year. The number of unemployed jobseekers over 50 years of age was 118,000, or 10,800 less than at the same time a year earlier.
Unemployed jobseekers under 25 years of age numbered 36,700, representing a decrease of 6,100 from April last year. 

Among unemployed young people, the period of unemployment ended within three months on average in 62.1% of cases between January and April, which is 2.4 percentage points more than the year before.

The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during April totalled 46,300, or 13,900 less than in April the previous year. In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices amounted to 102,300 in April, which is 5,300 less than a year ago.

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