Employment Bulletin: Number of unemployed jobseekers rose in June

21.7.2020

  • A total of 416,900 unemployed jobseekers were registered at the Employment and Economic Development Offices at the end of June, showing a year-on-year increase of 162,700.
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers was down by 15,800 from May 2020.
  • At the end of June, the number of people laid off was 137,600 in the whole country; a year-on-year increase of 122,800.
  • The number of long-term unemployed — that is those who had been unemployed without interruption for more than a year — amounted to 75,200, up 11,400 on the previous year.
  • The number of unemployed jobseekers aged under 25 was 58,900, representing an increase of 23,600 from June last year.

Decrease in number of new vacancies

  • The number of new vacancies reported to Employment and Economic Development Offices during June totalled 47,700; down 4,800 from June a year earlier.
  • In all, the number of unfilled vacancies at Employment and Economic Development Offices amounted to 93,000 in June, showing a decrease of 17,000 from the previous year.

Unemployment rate 7.9%

  • The employment rate was 73.7%, which was 2.1 percentage points lower than in June the year before.
  • The unemployment rate was 7.9%, or 1.8 percentage points higher than the previous year.

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Employment Bulletin of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (temtyollisyyskatsaus.fi) 

Number of unemployed jobseekers rose in June (press release 21 July 2020) (tem.fi)