null 259,000 unemployed jobseekers in October

At the end of October, a total of 259,000 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices and municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. This is 53,700 less than a year earlier, but 34,300 more than in October two years ago. The number of unemployed jobseekers was down by 6,300 from the previous month.

Of the unemployed jobseekers, 139,000 were customers of municipalities participating in the local government pilots on employment. The number of unemployed jobseekers also includes those fully laid off. These figures are from the Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

At the end of October, the number of people laid off was 29,600 in the whole country, which was 45,300 fewer than at the same time the year before. The number of people fully laid off totalled 19,800, representing a decrease of 37,400 from October the year before. The number of people fully laid off decreased by 1,300 from September.

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259,000 unemployed jobseekers in October (temtyollisyyskatsaus.fi)